ASHES TO DIAMOND JEWELLERY
OUR DIAMONDS WITH ASHES APPROACH
A PROCESS YOU CAN TRUST
ARE ASHES GROWN DIAMONDS REAL?
ASHES INTO DIAMOND JEWELLERY FAQ
We hand select every diamond to ensure that they are of the very best quality. To help protect the planet we use ethically lab-grown diamonds. All of our diamonds are colourless D E F, which is the very best colour range that you can have. These coloured diamonds are bright white. All of our diamonds are eye clean, which means that you cannot see any imperfections with the naked eye. We choose a minimum clarity of SI. The cut quality of our diamonds is a minimum of VG which stands for Very Good. Each diamond we choose has a minimum quality of D E F Colour, SI1, VG. Every diamond above 0.2ct comes with a certificate from the International Gemological Institute (IGI).
Our approach to diamonds made with ashes is different to others. Instead of making a diamond from the ashes, a process which does not guarantee the ashes are within, we do something different. Our approach is to create a beautiful diamond piece of jewellery and place the ashes within the jewellery, rather than the diamond itself. The result is that the finished jewellery holds the same heartfelt sentiment, however, the costs are significantly less to you and the diamond will retain its value as it is not made using ashes.
Whilst our diamond ashes jewellery is of the very highest quality, it is also very affordable. This is because we are not making an ashes diamond or charging you a premium for this. Companies that claim to make diamonds with ashes place a sentimental markup of 8-10 times the cost of a lab-grown diamond.
Yes, you can and we do this every day. We have a full range of diamond necklaces that can be made with pet's ashes. We can also use hair if you don't have ashes.
Whilst we don't make diamonds with ashes, we can make you a beautiful diamond ring with ashes. We make many different styles of diamond ashes jewellery and as we place the ashes within the precious metal, the ashes are permanently protected. This method of creating diamond ashes jewellery is up to 10 x more cost-effective and will hold its value better, making it a true family keepsake that can be passed down through the generations.
Turning ashes into diamonds is very expensive, with average costs being around 8-10 times more expensive than the cost of a standard lab-grown diamond. We believe in affordable quality, which is why we choose to place ashes within the piece rather than create an ashes diamond.
Every diamond we sell above 0.2ct comes fully certified by the world-renowned International Gemological Institute. Each diamond has a tiny laser etching with the certificate number on it. This is viewable under a 14x jewellers loupe. Each certificate can be reviewed independently online. We don't believe that you should buy a diamond without a proper certificate, as you cannot guarantee exactly what you are buying.
We don't believe that you should buy an uncertified diamond. There are several reasons for this. Without a proper certificate, you cannot be certain what you're buying and there is no guarantee that the quality is what you are being told. Resale value of uncertified diamonds will always be less. Generally there is a reason why diamonds are not certified as diamond miners and producers will always certify good quality diamonds. You cannot guarantee that the mining or production of the diamond was carried out ethically.
This is a very personal question and we can only give you our opinion. We believe that the cost of a diamond made with ashes is far too high. Companies charge a premium of between 8 to 10 times more than a standard lab-grown diamond, which we believe is significantly more than it needs to be. We are also very wary of the process as there is no evidence that the diamond that is grown actually takes on the ashes of your loved one. This is why we, as the UK's premium memorial jewellery specialist, take the approach to memorial diamonds that we do.
A lab-grown diamond is a man-made diamond that is produced in a specialist facility rather than mined from the earth. Lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds with the same compound structure, strength and beauty. Standard diamond testing machines cannot tell the difference between mined and lab-grown diamonds as they are identical.