Is a lab-grown diamond a real diamond?
A lab-grown diamond is a diamond in its own right. It has the same physical, chemical and optical properties as traditional diamonds because we are able to reproduce the exact same conditions found in nature in the laboratory. Its distinctive features are the same as traditional diamonds: colour, clarity, carat and cut and they are certified by IGI, the International Gemological Institute.
How are lab-grown diamonds sustainable?
Lab-grown diamonds are sustainable because they significantly reduce the environmental impact and they are socially responsible. Lab growth prevents in-depth mine digging with a 95% reduction of water consumption, a 54% reduction of energy consumption and a 96% reduction of CO2* emissions. The process is fully traceable and respects both human rights and safety conditions of workers.
*Average values related to the production of 1 lab grown carat compared to 1 mined carat.
How are lab-grown diamonds are made?
The lab-grown diamonds we use for our jewellery are created in the laboratory from a diamond fragment using two methods. The first, HPHT, replicates the high pressure and high temperature conditions that occur in nature over thousands of years. The second, CVD, grows diamonds from a deposition of substances that form the basis of its molecular structure. Their combined action creates a raw diamond exactly as it occurs in nature, but in a much more environmentally friendly and human-friendly way.
Where do the diamonds we use come from?
The production sites for Live Diamond diamonds and gemstones are located in Asia, mainly in India and Thailand, and the United States. Suppliers are required to adhere to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, which supports the integrity of the diamond supply chain. We also favour RJC (Responsible Jewellery Council) certified suppliers.