A better cut and clarity for a lower price
A sustainable source, using fewer resources and facilities in the process
Production with a lower carbon footprint
Meticulously chosen to fit the highest standards
Why do we prefer lab grown diamonds?
Natural diamonds grow over the course of billions of years, deep underneath the Earth’s crust where extremely high temperatures and pressures formed crystallised carbon out of regular carbon molecules. Through volcanic activity, these were then brought to the surface hidden in coals where they must be mined out. This process irreversibly damages the sites at which mining occurs, and leaves a large carbon footprint. One single carat of diamond requires the destruction of a huge amount of land leaving a large & permanent crater. LGDs recreate those same conditions in a lab in order to repeat the same process in a matter of weeks. The High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) method uses a simulated environment where a natural diamond seed is placed into a plasma reactor, creating a distinctively shaped diamond large enough to be considered a gem. These must also undergo a process of cutting and polishing in order to reveal their inner sparkle and beauty.
A Promise of Quality
Just like with mined diamonds, each stone is then carefully examined and graded according to its cut and clarity. All of our lab grown diamonds are hand picked to be at least SI1+ and color G which means they have very few inclusions and blemishes under 10x magnification and are radiant white in color. Our designers make sure themselves that every stone used in our collection fits these criteria and comes with the relevant HRD/IGI diamond grading report if it is above a 0.50 ct weight. This includes all information one would need to classify the stone, known as the 4 C’s (Carat, Clarity, Color, and Cut) which are used to determine the quality and size of your diamond.
Just like with all great products, what matters is the people behind the scenes who make the wheels turn and bring new ideas into life. The founders, Leo Eberlin and Steven Neumann, started the now globally renowned jewellery brand Leo Mathild and have three-generation’s worth of diamond trading experience respectively, combining their expertise to create this brand. Thirsty for knowledge, our team has travelled to places like Antwerp, the Italian city of Vicenza, and Tel Aviv in order to learn the essentials of jewellery and aid in the design of our collections.