Over 50 years in diamonds, this father and son business historically served the trade, supplying diamonds and diamond jewellery to the very best jewellery manufacturers and retailers, in the UK, Australia, the States and Germany. Indeed we still do have a healthy trade business and are open to new trade enquiries.
Our very first website was a business-to-business diamond sourcing website and was launched in 1994, the very day the Internet went WYSWYG. We became consumer facing in 2002 and made our online name as diamondgeezer.com but changed the name to ComparetheDiamond.com when the world lost its sense of irony.
Dragon Slayers? It's true, in 2009 we turned down the highest-ever offer made on the BBC's Dragons' Den at the time. Inevitably those cheeky Dragons, James Caan, Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones wanted too much of our established family business.
Use our skill and contact and we promise you a unique shopping experience, unquestionable value, remarkable product quality and amazing choice. The average diamond passes through 11 pairs of hands from source to consumer, we have reduced that journey down to just 2 to 4 middle men. Masters of CAD and 3D print one of TrustPilot’s highest rated jewellers.
You are most welcome to talk to father, Clive or son Luke at any time. Indeed any of the specialist team who are on hand to provide all the help and guidance you need, without obligation.
Simply pick up the phone and dial +44 1451 810595
We aim to have photo realistic images, as per the example above and/or a video of your unique design with you and indeed approved by you within 24 hours.
Our aim is to have your designer piece made and completed and on your or their finger, neck, wrist or maybe ears within 14 days of you approving the design.
First we chat, that's via phone, Zoom, WhatsApp or our web site Live Chat, just click the bottom right-hand corner of any of our web pages. You will be talking to one of our design and diamond experts, each with a minimum 20 years’ experience in fine diamond jewellery and they will be working with you, guiding your creation from start to finish.
If you already have design ideas and needs then simply upload or email sketches, images, drawings, photographs and a narrative and let us get started.
If you are not sure what you are looking for, we will instantly create a mood-board with hundreds of ideas to inspire. Swipe right to like, left to dismiss. We will use both likes and dislikes and using this very powerful information we can start design work with a clear direction and have the first photo-realistic images for your feedback with you within hours.
After initial introductions we will explore ideas, needs, timing and budget. Usually at this time we will identify which stone or stones will be the star of the show, not just type and shape, but the actual diamond or coloured stone, because the design will be created to the actual dimensions of the chosen stone to an accuracy of 1/10th of a millimetre.
Once the brief is clear our designers go to work. Many, many hours of dedicated computer-aided design work now follows. They are not merely creating pretty pictures but the actual production model from which we 3D print the production master. We don't charge for the design work, it is our speculative investment in the job and is a demonstration of our skills and an assurance for you that you are indeed working with the right people.
We will create a unique online private, dedicated 'viewing-room' for you, here we will share photo realistic images of your completed design and if required a video of the finished piece. Explore with smart-phone, tablet, laptop or desktop machine.
We will accommodate and action any tweaks or changes you require as the design evolves into you unique and special piece. You will be working with photo-realistic renders of the actual production model which, once approved will be 3D printed to an accuracy of 1/10mm.
Once we have final design approval production will commence. There are 12 processes involved in making your special piece. Fear not we will not disappear into a black hole during the 2 weeks of production, you will be advised of the progress as your design moves around our onsite workshop and joins the queue for the next artisan's skill set.
When completed and passed the final quality control inspection the piece is on its way and will be with you the very next day if you are in the U.K, allow a couple of days if you are outside the U. K.
What if I don't like it?
A lab-grown diamond is a real diamond, they have the same chemical, physical and visual properties as traditionally mined diamonds. The same crystallisation and the same hardness. They are available in exactly the same colour and clarity types, and are available in the same sizes and shapes.
Lab-grown diamonds are certainly not fake diamonds. Fake diamonds are typically glass, synthetic cubic zirconia, moissanite and other simulants, These all tend to chip with wear. Lab-created diamonds have none of those issues. They are just as durable have the same sparkle factor of any mined diamond.
The certifying gem laboratory lazer inscribes the waist or girdle with the certificate number and usually the word 'Lab-Grown' If there’s nothing on the girdle, only a major gemological laboratory can tell you whether the diamond is mined or created.
As long as they have high cut, symmetry and polish grades, lab-grown diamonds sparkle! Interestingly and typically lab-grown diamonds are Type 2a diamonds have no measurable nitrogen impurities. Type 2a diamonds make up 1–2% of all mined diamonds. Type 2a diamonds are almost or entirely devoid of impurities and a Type 2a diamond of a given colour, clarity and make will out sparkle a non Type 2a stone with the same colour, clarity and make.
Ethical diamond mining has become a hot topic and in a world wrecked by a man-made plague surely now is the time to consider the planet. There are 282 productive diamond mines in the world, the top 10 have an estimated 1.92 billion carats of diamond yet to be mined. For each carat of diamonds they mine, they will destroy 250 tons* of rock. CLICK HERE to see the mess that makes of our planet. Lab-grown diamonds are certainly a more environmentally sustainable option.
*Source the BBC
Absolutely Assuming you are comparing like certificate, shape, size, colour, clarity and make [that's the trade term for cut, polish and symmetry] then you can expect to pay circa 40% less
Correct at time of writing
Of course, in fact entirely like mined diamonds they are worth exactly what a person will pay. Unlike your car, which will be worthless in 10 years, historically diamonds have increased in value, logically lab-grown diamonds will follow that trend. There certainly is scare mongering from mined diamond stock holders in the trade, but hey, if you had a zillion dollars of mined diamonds in stock and knew that 71% of Millennials were turning their backs on mined diamonds in preference for lab-grown diamonds it would be natural to be a little twitchy. Try as we might we only found negative assumptions about resale value of lab-grown diamonds in articles that were negative and disparaging towards lab-grown diamonds.
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