We founded CARAT* almost 20 years ago. Our simple mission was to create fashion and fine jewellery, working exclusively with the finest alternatives to mined gemstones.
Our journey started at a gemstone lapidary in East Asia and continues to focus on quality non-mined gemstones today.
We built our company with a vision to a new era where jewels can have new meaning to a new generation of jewellery lovers.
We believe all gemstones should have gentle beginnings.
CARAT* now sells from over 100 points of sale around the world, including leading department stores Lane Crawford and Selfridges & Co.
We have a strong celebrity following, including Lady Gaga, Emma Willis, Courtney Love, Pixie Lott, Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding, Lucy Watson, and Alesha Dixon, to name a few.
Our Jewellery was even seen in the season one launch of Gossip Girl! Old school 😉
Since 2011, CARAT* 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 team, Scott and Heidi Thompson continue on their original vision to democratise jewellery and to lead the market in more sustainable lab-created gemstones.
'Everything is a fine diamond in the hands of a skilful man, everything becomes polished glass in the hands of a fool'
- Jean de La Fontaine