About Us

Our Story

  • We founded CARAT* London in the belief that fine jewellery needed democratising. The mission was to be inclusive rather than exclusive.

    The key to our success was to work with high quality simulants and lab grown alternatives to mined gemstones and set them in fine jewellery.

  • Our journey started over 18 years ago at a cutting wheel in East Asia. CARAT* LONDON now has over 150 points of sale across the UK and Asia as well as leading department stores Lane Crawford and Selfridges & Co.

    We have a strong celebrity following including Emma Willis, Pixie Lott, Lady Gaga, Olivia Palermo, Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding, Maisie Williams, Lucy Watson and Alesha Dixon to name a few.

    Since 2011, CARAT* LONDON has been a committed supporter of British performing arts through its sponsorship of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - BAFTA. A foundation that supports the growth of creative talents in the UK and internationally.

  • Working together as a husband-and-wife enterprise, Scott and Heidi Thompson continue on their original vision to develop a more sustainable jewellery brand and to always #BEGENTLE