Good quality and large carat jewellery shouldn’t just be accessible for the rich and famous! We think everybody should be able to wear the type of jewellery they dream of.
Of course, you can find large carat jewellery in many high street shops however they contain cubic zirconia, a diamond alternative that looks similar to a diamond but without any of the beneficial properties that come from a diamond or moissanite (ie – hardness measured on the mohs scale). It is simply a crystal cut in a way to mimic the look of a diamond. The lack of crystallised carbon is why CZ differs chemically, physically, and optically from earth mined and lab-created diamonds.
At Ethica, we offer our own product – the Ethica Diamond, a lab-grown gemstone made up of silicon carbide with a pure diamond layer, or fully certified lab-grown diamonds. Both are beautiful and make the perfect alternative to traditionally mined diamonds.
There are many important benefits of choosing the Ethica Diamond, or a lab-grown diamond, over a mined diamond. The main one is less impact on the environment and the people who live in the heavily mined areas, although for many they see the benefit in the price and we can see why!
Many people come to us with inspiration from celebrity engagement rings. Those engagement rings normally cost hundreds of thousands of pounds which the ‘everyday’ person just cannot afford (understandably!). We had a customer come to us who loved the Cartier ring worn by Hollywood royalty, Angelina Jolie. Unfortunately, that particular ring design by Cartier cost £199,000 (second hand!). We worked with the customer and our bespoke jewellery designers to create this customer’s dream ring for a fraction of the original price (£17,000).
That being said, £17,000 is still a LOT of money so let us give a more realistic example!
So, as you can see, it’s not only better for the environment to go down the lab-grown diamond/lab-grown gemstone route, but it’s also financially better! What do you think?
We have a large selection of jewellery that can be set with large carat stones which you can find here: