All our diamonds over 0.3 carats are sold with certificates from the worlds leading certification laboratories. This ensures you are buying diamonds that have been given industry defined specifications as well as our promise of ethical and sustainable provenance.
Contrary to popular belief, a ‘Carat’ is the unit used to measure a diamond’s weight, not the diamond shape or size. The word Carat originates from a tree more commonly known as the Carob tree .
In ancient times, before scales and units of mass were invented, diamond traders compared the weight of a diamond to the seeds of the Carob tree.
Our Supply Chain Promise
The below illustrations show where this individual diamond was grown and where it was cut & polished.
We are working with our supply chain to guarantee that we live up to the important responsibility of making sure that we have zero child labour, at least local minimum wage and equal opportunity employment for both women and men.
ZERO CHILD LABOUR
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT
CUT & POLISHED IN
Possibly the most important feature of a diamond’s craftsmanship is its Cut. The brilliance of a diamond is very much determined by its ability to reflect and refract light. It represents the skill with which our Diamantaires have crafted it.
This natural phenomena in both mined and lab grown diamonds happens for a few reasons. More commonly molecules nearby can make their way into the diamond lattice as it grows. This causes varying colour hues of brown to yellow to blue. Structural anomalies can cause other colour variations such as those in pink and the very rare red diamonds.
As mined diamonds, or lab diamonds grow, small flaws and inclusions can feature in their structure. These natural birthmarks are nature’s own fingerprints. We believe these natural features give our diamonds their own distinctive DNA. Diamond clarity is graded on the basis of how many inclusions and flaws can be spotted in a diamond, under magnification or with the naked eye.