Diamond Education

100% conflict free diamonds

We believe in ethical sourcing

As a true heritage brand, nothing is more important to us than our reputation and standing in the community, so our commitment to sourcing and supplying only non-conflict diamonds is a rock solid guarantee. We demand rigorous procedures for verifying the legitimacy of all our diamonds and we ensure that every one of them has been mined and processed in an environmentally and socially conscious manner.

We only ever deal with business partners who uphold these same values. Your diamond will never be stained by suffering or conflict.

At Diamond Emporium we believe that the choice of diamond should be up to you - be it natural or lab grown and offer impartial advice accordingly, to help you decide on the perfect diamond.

What are conflict diamonds?

Conflict diamonds, also known as blood diamonds, are diamonds that are illegally sold to fund hostile warfare, this process mainly exists in central and western Africa. The issue of conflict diamonds first gained global exposure in the late 1990s throughout the civil war in Sierre Leone. This brutal nine year battle was due to, amongst other reasons, the desire of insurgents to control the local diamonds mines as a means of wealth to help fund the war. Since then, the issue of conflict diamonds has been globally recognised and several measures have been put in place to ensure the ethically sound sourcing of diamonds; boycotting the countries that sell conflict diamonds and adhering to the standards of the the Kimberley Process and the Patriot Act.

Bridging Origins: The Harmony of Lab-Grown and Natural Diamonds

At Diamond Emporium, we embrace the unity of diamonds, recognising that the essence of brilliance transcends the origin of these extraordinary gems. When exploring the world of lab-grown and natural diamonds, it's crucial to understand that, at a molecular level, they share an indistinguishable composition, void of any physical or chemical disparities.

Diamond Emporium takes pride in providing impartial advice during each consultation, empowering you to make an informed choice between lab-grown and natural diamonds.

So, What Sets Them Apart?

In essence, not much.

Natural Diamonds: Born deep within the Earth's mantle, natural diamonds crystallise under intense pressure and temperature, resulting in the breathtaking gems we admire. Carbon atoms meticulously arrange themselves in a lattice structure, shaping the unique brilliance that defines a natural diamond.

Lab-Grown Diamonds: Utilizing advanced technological processes, lab-grown diamonds precisely replicate the natural conditions required for diamond formation. Whether cultivated through high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) methods or chemical vapor deposition (CVD), these diamonds exhibit the same crystalline structure and physical characteristics as their natural counterparts.

A Unified Spectacle
The captivating sparkle and fire characterising both lab-grown and natural diamonds are indistinguishable to the naked eye. Optical, physical, and chemical properties align seamlessly, delivering an exceptional visual experience, irrespective of the diamond's origin.

The Unifying Factor: Carbon
At the core of both lab-grown and natural diamonds lies carbon—the elemental building block of these mesmerizing gemstones. Whether carbon atoms arrange themselves over eons beneath the Earth's surface or in a controlled laboratory environment, the result is a diamond of unparalleled beauty.

Divergence in Origin, Unity in Essence

While the journey of a natural diamond involves the geological tapestry of our planet, lab-grown diamonds embark on a journey of innovation and precision within the confines of a laboratory. The only discernible difference lies in their origin story.

Ethical and Environmental Considerations
Natural Diamonds: Mined from the Earth, natural diamonds may entail environmental and ethical implications associated with traditional mining practices. At Diamond Emporium, we are steadfast in our commitment to sourcing ethically and sustainably mined diamonds.

Lab-Grown Diamonds: Embracing an eco-conscious choice, lab-grown diamonds demand fewer natural resources and diminish the need for mining, contributing to a more sustainable future.

Affordability: Bridging Luxury with Accessibility
Both natural and lab-grown diamonds, due to their shorter supply chain, offer a considerable advantage in terms of affordability. By streamlining the production process, lab-grown diamonds present a more budget-friendly option without compromising on quality. This accessibility allows a broader range of individuals to experience the elegance and allure of diamonds, making your choice at Diamond Emporium a celebration of both luxury and practicality.

Your Choice, Our Commitment
At Diamond Emporium, we celebrate the unity of lab-grown and natural diamonds, recognising that your choice is a reflection of personal values and preferences. Whether you resonate with the geological marvel of natural diamonds or the technological innovation of lab-grown gems, rest assured that the brilliance you seek is a constant, unifying element in our exceptional collection. Your journey with us is a celebration of enduring beauty that knows no boundaries—where diamonds, regardless of origin, shine with radiant brilliance.


Kimberley Process and Patriot Act.

The Kimberley Process is an initiative that was launched in conjunction with the United Nations and the global gemstone industry to rid the market of conflict diamonds. The process aims to do this by enforcing all gemstone traders and suppliers to follow a single legitimate procedure that focuses on the ethical and environmentally sound sourcing of diamonds.

Today, 99.8% of the world’s diamond distributors adhere to the Kimberley Process and since it’s inception in 2002 the amount of conflict diamonds in the gemstone industry has decreased dramatically from 15% to less then 1%. For more details on the Kimberley Process click here Kimberley Process

The Patriot Act is an American law that was passed in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and grants US officials more power to monitor communications and trade between countries. Among the Act’s objectives is the prevention of laundering of money and high value gems.