Could you tell the difference between a high street diamond solitaire and one hand-crafted by a master jeweller?
Actually, you probably could!
The Ethica Diamonds solitaire is of the highest quality, handcrafted, using the finest grade metals. Our designs, while supremely elegant, are also well-constructed, for durability and strength. Because every ring is made to order, the fit will be perfect for you, and comfortable on your hand.
A mass-produced high-street solitaire will feel lighter and be less durable because of the manufacturing methods, as well as being less comfortable on your hand.
ETHICA DIAMONDS SOLITAIRE
HIGH STREET SOLITAIRE
Made to order, for you
Hand crafted, in the UK
Factory made, often in the Far East
Finest quality metals, generously cast, and heavy on your hand, either recycled or Fairtrade
Lower quality metals, around 25% less gold (or platinum), may even be hollow
Well-made prongs to hold the diamond in place, either cast as one piece with the band, or with the setting cast separately and lasered to the band. (This means you can have a different metal for the band and the setting, if you choose)
Less solid prongs, greater risk of the stone working loose. The prongs are soldered on to the band. Rings like this are, known as ‘peg heads’ and are cheaper to manufacture.
Rolled edges, for comfort on your finger
Square edges to the band
Machine polished in bulk
Comes with the cost of belonging to a national chain, with significant overheads to cover.
PEACE OF MIND
We understand a shadow of doubt exists when purchasing a product online and we believe that by allowing you to touch, hold and see your chosen engagement ring, wedding band or diamond jewellery before making your final decision conveys the confidence we have in the quality of our products, and our commitment to our customers, society and Earth. That’s why we give you a full 30 day home approval on every purchase.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
To create and polish every ring or piece of jewellery by hand, exclusively for you.
To keep our manufacturing in the United Kingdom with one exception: our stones will be cut by world-renowned diamond cutters who mostly work outside of the UK.
To provide you with the most advanced and beautiful stone in gem science, with no compromises and fully certified by the GRI
To use the highest grades of precious metals available, recycled or Fairtrade
To never cut corners on structural design or hollow our pieces.
To provide you with the best service and guarantee in the industry.
To only work with suppliers who share our ethical integrity and interests, doing all they can to create a more sustainable future for our planet.
KIND DIAMONDS, NOT MINED DIAMONDS
The IQ Diamond is visually identical to a mined diamond, even under high magnification, and will test positive on a jeweller’s diamond tester.
It is equally as durable and will never discolour, or crack, and comes with fully accredited with third-party certification by the GRI. You can read more here.
In contrast to a mined diamond, no greenhouse emissions, water or air pollution results from the creation of the IQ Diamond.
No devastated ecosystems are associated with it, nor do we use hazardous chemicals, radiation or other environmentally dangerous substances or processes. There is also no hint of dubious business practices or extortionate pricing.
We also use only Fairtrade or recycled precious metals to ensure fair conditions and pay for miners.
The foundation of Ethica Diamonds is a principled approach to all aspects of our business, and an ethical approach to everything we do, including fair pricing and environmental preservation of our precious planet.
Ethica Diamonds takes pride in design excellence, attention to detail and first-class service, and our jewellery will always be exquisite.
Ethica Diamonds is at the forefront of diamond alternative technology, and we are dedicated to providing the most current information, and delivering the latest technology in gem science. It is our passion!
Ethica Diamonds combines the highest level of service with a truly unique product that offers the best quality for an ethical price.
OUR PACKAGING IS NEARLY 100% RECYCLED AND RECYCLABLE. ALL OF OUR STATIONERY IS PRINTED USING VEGETABLE INKS, CERTIFIED FSC AND AWARDED THE EU ECOLABEL, AND OUR TISSUE PAPER IS ACID-FREE. EVEN OUR ACETATE RIBBON IS MADE FROM WOOD PULP, WHICH IS TOTALLY ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY.