18 years ago we founded CARAT* London on the belief that fine jewellery needed democratising.
The idea was to be inclusive rather than exclusive. The key was to work with high quality simulants and lab grown alternatives to mined gemstones and set them in fine jewellery.
18 years ago, we started this journey, this is how far we have come…
CARAT* London Founded
We invested with GEMESIS, one of the worlds first commercial diamond growers, to develop markets for lab grown diamonds in retail and online.
We shipped our first lab created diamond jewellery online in the United Kingdom and the United States
Diamond yields were low and the high growing costs of these new diamonds were still prohibitive. Social and environmental awareness of our cleaner, greener way of growing diamonds were still nascent. Our diamonds, like the consumer, were not ready.
Breakthroughs in growth rates bring the diamond age closer with the development of newer technologies to improve yields to truly compete with mined diamonds.
The ability to grow significantly more sustainable diamonds and other 'rare' gems was nascent and full of promise 18 years ago.
Here is our path forward to become a truly sustainable jewellery company.
A NEW DIAMOND FOR
A NEW GENERATION