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Saturday, 10 January 2015 00:00

Diamonds of the future from Deluxe Diamonds

Deluxe Diamonds are the first company in the UK to offer diamonds of the future – a new exciting concept of cultured diamonds which are socially responsible and provide a conflict free alternative to mined diamonds. For those whom love diamonds but care about the environment, conflict free aspect and the price this will be an interesting proposition for many.

White diamond ring

All of Deluxe Diamonds high-quality diamonds are cultured in there partners’ above-ground mines. Deluxe Diamonds are chemically and physically identical to mined and grown by replicating the earth’s high temperature and high pressure environment – a process that takes millions of years in nature. Most cultured diamonds are type IIA which are only found in 2% of all mined diamonds.

The only differences found between cultured diamonds and mined are the source and the price. All of Deluxe Diamonds carry international diamond grading certifications ensuring that they are all of the highest clarity, cut and colour and are available set in luxury designer jewellery.

Many will remember the film Blood Diamonds. Sadly, many blood diamonds (or conflict diamonds) have found their way to the international market despite the Kimberley Process (which is supposed to prevent the spread of conflict diamonds). Mining leaves a huge carbon footprint, while diamonds grown by HTHP or CVD leave half the carbon footprint of mined. At the same time, the finite natural resources of diamonds are depleting, so it becomes more and more difficult and dangerous to mine diamonds – there are already predictions of 16 million less diamonds expected to be mined per annum by 2023 and less than an 8 year supple of the Rare Argyll mined pink diamonds where 90% of the worlds pink diamonds come from.