Live Diamond is an Italian brand of lab-grown diamonds and precious stones.
Our jewellery is made from 100% recycled gold to be even more sustainable and socially responsible. Diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires create perfect pieces of jewellery to celebrate precious moments with special attention paid to respecting the environment and human rights.
Live Diamond precious stones are born from a fragment of diamond or other stones, which is “grown” like a seed in a greenhouse.
Inside the laboratory we recreate the same conditions that naturally exist to form traditional stones: the fragments grow much faster than what occurs in nature. This is a more sustainable process because it significantly reduces the social and environmental impact of precious stone production. In this way, mining is limited and greenhouse gas emissions, water and energy consumption are reduced. Safety conditions and workers’ rights are also ensured. The result is eco-friendly diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires with the same physical, chemical and optical properties of traditional stones: carat, colour, purity and cut remain unchanged.
Recycled gold is produced from metals that are no longer in use but that still have potential. All metals come from RJC-certified sources. After being melted at high temperatures, they are reintroduced into production: in this way we reduce the use of raw materials and avoid mining, with all its associated risks.
THE 4Cs OF DIAMONDS:
Every diamond is unique, no two are the same. But we have some parameters that help us establish their value and quality. It’s the 4Cs: cut, clarity, color and carat. Like every diamond, lab-grown diamonds too are evaluated according to these 4 criteria. Getting to know it will help you understand which stone best suits your needs.
Cut is what gives the rough stone its shape and personality, turning into the final diamond. A work that is a real form of art, where creating the perfect balance of angles, proportions and symmetries is required. The cut is what allows the light to best reflect on the surface of the diamond: the more the cut is multifaceted, the more the stone would shine. Live Diamond diamonds and precious stones are hand cut and hand polished and are of two kinds, brilliant and baguette. The baguette cut, with 25 facets, has a rectangular shape: simple and tapered, it’s one of the most iconic and recognizable cuts. The round brilliant shape, with 57 facets, is the one that most enhances the shininess of the stone.
Clarity indicates the transparency and homogeneity of a cut diamond. During its formation, both in nature and lab, invisible to the eye imperfections are born, called inclusions. The less we have it, the more the diamond will appear brilliant. At the very same time, inclusions are what makes the diamond unique, a sort of ID. Live Diamond stones have a SI minimum purity (Small Inclusions).
The diamonds have a full range of different nuances: from icy white, from pink to yellow. The lack of color is an important parameter to exstablish its value, that is measurable through a scale that goes from D to Z: D is the most candid white, Z has warmer tones. Live Diamond works with diamonds classified with G and H minimum quality, two very pure nuances of white that allows light to refract creating beautiful reflections.
The carat is the universal unit of measurement of the diamond: a carat is 1/5 of gram. The weight of the diamond influences its size, so its diameter. Our stones have a wide range of carats, ideal to best suit your needs: from the most delicate to the most important ones, everyone is perfect to celebrate your precious moments.
The IGI (International Gemological Institute), the largest independent gemological laboratory in the world, certifies the quality of Live Diamond diamonds with a carat starting from 0.30 and precious stones with a carat greater than 0.50.
The recycled gold we use for our jewellery is certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council, one of the leading authorities in the field of jewellery and watchmaking.