New Milton family jeweler Charles Nobel has launched a new line of synthetic diamonds.
Synthetic diamonds are made by mimicking the process of formation of natural diamonds on earth – by taking carbon and subjecting it to high levels of heat and pressure in a controlled environment. The method used to make Charles Nobel’s diamonds takes about three to four weeks.
Piers Bollard, Principal at Charles Nobel, commented: “As far back as we can remember, diamonds have been the most coveted gemstones. The introduction of synthetic diamonds is causing shock waves in the world of jewelry today.
“The techniques and processes for making these products have refined exceptionally over time, so much so that you need highly sophisticated detection machinery to be able to tell the difference between lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds.
“The structure, hardness and optical properties are all the same, and lab-grown diamonds go through the exact same cutting and polishing process as a natural stone.
“Diamonds are renowned for their special qualities and rich sentimental value. With Christmas approaching, we wanted to make these beautiful stones more accessible by expanding our range, allowing more people to enjoy truly special pieces that they can cherish forever.
“Buying a lab-grown diamond in no way means you compromise on quality. As diamond specialists, we are committed to using the best quality stones through our strong network of suppliers.
Being identical to naturally formed diamonds but at relatively lower prices, lab-grown diamonds have become increasingly popular, with luxury brands such as DeBeers, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany among those investing in the production of lab-grown diamonds. .
Piers Bollard added: “Buying a lab-grown diamond can be up to ten times more profitable than going for its natural counterpart. However, we are aware that natural diamonds will remain a preference for many, which is why our lab collection is merely an extension of our current offering – not a replacement.
“Choice is key, and we hope our new range will allow more people to experience the joy these beautiful stones can bring.”
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