17 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. 17 years ago, we started this journey and this is how far we have come…
CARAT* London Founded
We partnered with Gemesis 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 cost of production of colourless diamonds kept anyone from scaling their business. We paused our lab diamond sales.
Breakthroughs in growth rates bring the diamond age closer with the development of newer technologies to improve yields to truly compete with mined diamonds.
Almost 16 years ago the technology to grow high quality diamonds was nascent and full of promise. It would take years to be able to deliver a diamond with better values as well as value.
That time is now.
Here is our path forward to become a truly sustainable jewellery company.
Things can change if millions of us make small changes to our life.