Ada Diamonds, the world's leading luxury purveyor of laboratory-grown diamonds, recently discovered a number of undisclosed mined diamonds mixed into multiple parcels of laboratory-grown melee diamonds,
A 3.05 carat oval diamond gets a truly spectacular setting for a beautiful proposal.
In today’s installation of our Design Series, follow along as we create a truly inspiring work of art for a very special customer.
This customer had originally purchased a pair of stud earrings from Ada for a Christmas gift in 2015. He came back to his Concierge to purchase his engagement ring. He and his fiancé had already visited several stores and spent a lot of time looking different styles and trying on rings. They were very interested in the sustainability and known origin of lab grown stones. They knew she wanted an oval diamond, and some kind of pave diamond band.
To keep it a surprise, the customer visited our Silicon Valley showroom without his soon-to-be-fiance. His Concierge had curated a list of three incredible oval diamonds to choose from. The largest of the three, a 3.05ct, had received an internal grading of D color and SI1 clarity, but upon grading by IGI ended up with a grading of D color and VS2, an improvement in clarity! Most of Ada's internal grading is more conservative and stringent than third party grading which helps to ensure ultimate client satisfaction should a client choose a stone before grading.
We were able to help the customer narrow down the design to a Pave Solitaire, but he was unsure if preferred the Cathedral Setting or not.
To help begin the process for finalizing his design, we showed him rough renderings of a traditional Cathedral Setting with a square basket.
The client decided he preferred a more angled. We showed him these updated rough renderings.
The client was comfortable with the rough renderings, so we moved forward with photorealistic renderings for final approval before having his diamond set.
The style has been so widely appreciated by others, that we actually added it to our Collection as a Cathedral Pave Solitaire.
After he approved the final design, his ring was delivered 10 days later. When the client saw the ring, he described the stone as a "meteorite" - we can't say we don't agree!
We’re also happy to update that she said yes! We’re so happy for this couple and so honored to be a part of their love story!
Ready to design a custom piece of your own? Sign up for a consultation with an Ada concierge today. We have over 100 collection pieces to choose from, or build from your imagination.
As the human toll of conflict diamonds and the environmental devastation of diamond mining has entered the mainstream consciousness, the demand for an ethical choice in fine jewelry has skyrocketed.
Concerned about the environment and the ethical implications of diamond jewelry? We are too. Ada Diamonds is proud and honored to celebrate Earth Day 2017 as the world’s first bespoke fine jeweler to offer exclusively conflict free, sustainable, lab grown diamonds. With a strong commitment to sustainability and stewardship at the heart of everything we do, Ada Diamonds is working to form a brighter future with our sustainable diamond jewelry pieces.
Our laboratory grown stones are both chemically and optically identical to mined diamonds, and the modern technology that is used to produce our lab grown diamonds results in a modern and transparent supply chain that ensures no harm to the environment, ecosystems, wildlife or communities in the creation of diamonds.
It’s no secret that mining diamonds from the Earth is an energy intensive and ecologically invasive process. Some open-pit diamond mines are more than 3 miles wide. For the prototypical 1 carat diamond, over 5 tonnes of earth must be blasted and extracted by heavy diesel equipment. Every year, millions of tons of greenhouse gasses are emitted to mine diamonds in fragile ecosystems around the world including the Canadian and Siberian arctic tundra, the desert of Western Australia, and rivers of Africa.
Unfortunately, the mined diamond industry has also been particularly careless about protecting sensitive marine habitats from seabed mining. Ocean mining destroys large swaths of ocean floor, with disastrous effects on fish and marine life. There are conservation concerns regarding the destruction of these habitats by mining, the resulting loss of biodiversity and the uncertainty that habitats and biodiversity may not recover once mining has ceased.
By contrast, Ada’s cultured diamonds are envisioned and grown with the utmost care toward nature, animals, and ecosystems. Our diamond growth processes are both energy efficient, sustainable and do not contribute to water or air pollution. Many of Ada’s suppliers are already using renewable energy for their diamond production. Virtually no water is used to grow diamonds, and it only takes about a gram of raw carbon (graphite) to produce every carat of diamond that we sell. All by-products and chemicals used during the diamond growth processes are either recycled or properly disposed of via chemical processing companies. We are working toward using 100% recycled materials in all of our jewelry, and guarantee that all of our earth-extracted gold and platinum has been mined sustainably and responsibly.
For decades, consumers have shopped for diamonds using the 4 c’s. Ada Diamonds is now inviting today’s forward thinkers to consider a 5th ‘C’ when shopping for diamonds: Conscience. We are proud to offer you brilliant and sustainable fine jewelry to celebrate life’s most memorable occasions. Inquire with an Ada concierge today to create your own piece of exceptional diamond jewelry, and make your own contribution to a brighter future.
From elegant, daily wear jewelry to elaborate, bespoke pieces, your Ada Diamond Concierge is ready to help you create a meaningful gift this Mother's Day (May 14).
The Delicate Collection
The pieces in Ada’s Delicate Collection feature modern, fashion-forward designs featuring sustainable, conflict free diamonds. These pieces are designed to compliment her daily wardrobe with a touch of sparkle. Available in 14k White, Yellow or Rose gold and ready ship in as little as two days. You can browse the full collection of necklaces, bracelets and rings here.
Fancy Colored Diamonds
It's a boy! It's a girl! it's a beautiful way to commemorate members of your family. Unlike mined fancy colored diamonds, which are often available only at auction, Ada's lab grown fancy colored diamonds create a rainbow of colors to build stunning bespoke jewelry of pink, blue, yellow, gray, and black diamonds at prices comparable to our colorless created stones. Inquire with an Ada Concierge about building a fully custom piece or iterating off of one of our Collection pieces using colored diamonds.
Additional Wedding Band
Celebrating a new child, or another year with your wonderful family? This calls for another band! Adding a band to your wedding set is a perennial favorite for a tasteful gift she’ll wear every day, like this Channel Set Anniversary Band we created as a special gift. A band with multiple rows, like our Marquise Eternity Band, could also be made with fancy pink or fancy blue diamonds for an extra unique way to celebrate your children. Begin your bespoke piece with an Ada Concierge.
Stud Earrings or Earring Jackets
Stud Earrings are an endlessly versatile staple piece for every woman’s wardrobe. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit her taste and lifestyle, you can’t go wrong with beautiful pair of studs. Ada can also help you add a pair of earring jackets, like our Heavenly Halo Stud Jackets to add versatility to an existing pair of studs. These jackets are removable, so that her studs can be worn alone or inside the jacket for extra sparkle.
A timeless classic, an elegant dash of sparkle to her daily wear, the Tennis Bracelet is simply the perfect gift. Available in a Three Layer style starting at $4,500 or a a Traditional Style starting at 2ctw and $2,300 USD. Always set in the United States. Most of Ada's ready-made Tennis Bracelets are available to ship in 2-3 business days. Want a custom design? Inquire with an Ada Concierge today!
Other Fashion Jewelry
All of Ada's bespoke pieces are custom made to order for our clients. We would be honored to assist in creating a stunning, sustainable piece she'll wear and love forever. Your journey begins with an Ada Concierge. Please note that fully bespoke pieces typically require 4-8 weeks for delivery.