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Meaningful Moments, Forever Brilliant

Ada Diamonds is proud to offer the ultimate personalization in bespoke high jewelry—commissioned diamonds grown from your meaningful materials.  The possibilities are endless and the diamonds are everlasting.

Ada can process and purify any carbon-containing items, such as a bridal bouquet or graduation keepsakes, to high-purity carbon that is utilized to grow priceless diamonds that brilliantly celebrate your finest moments and memories.

We call these cultured diamonds Lavoisier Diamonds in honor of Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry. Among his many 18th-century scientific achievements, he proved that diamonds were made of carbon.

The entire growth process takes 3-4 months, and the diamonds that are delivered to you are of superlative quality. Lavoisier Diamonds are available in both white and fancy colors and are priced comparably to mined diamonds from upmarket luxury jewelry brands. Ada can deliver Lavoisier Diamonds in four ways:

  • Loose diamonds to be set by your trusted family jeweler
  • Set in essential designs such as a 6-prong solitaire or stud earrings
  • Set in an elaborate bespoke jewelry setting
  • Non-traditional art such as a vehicle interiors or home furnishings.

Commissioned Diamonds (L-R from top): Meaningful donor material is loaded into the graphite crucible and sent to Ada Diamonds. Over the course of several weeks, the diamond crystal grows in the diamond press. Once the diamond has reached the desired size, it is cut and polished and ready to be set in fine jewelry. 

Commissioned Diamonds (L-R from top): Meaningful donor material is loaded into the graphite crucible and sent to Ada Diamonds. Over the course of several weeks, the diamond crystal grows in the diamond press. Once the diamond has reached the desired size, it is cut and polished and ready to be set in fine jewelry. 

Growth Process

You are personally involved in the growth of your Lavoisier Diamonds. A member of Ada's Diamond Concierge Team will promptly respond to your inquiry to discuss your desired diamond(s) and review the materials you plan to use to ensure suitability for diamond growth.

Ada will then ship you a small graphite container, called a crucible, that you fill with your meaningful materials such as flowers, photos, documents, fabric, wood, wine corks, and yes, even hair from yourself and/or of a loved one. Return the crucible to Ada in the supplied packaging, and we will process and purify the material into 99.99% pure carbon.

Your carbon will then be inserted into a high-pressure, high-temperature diamond press and Ada will cultivate your Lavoisier Diamond(s). Both colorless and fancy-colored diamonds can be grown in sizes in excess of 10 carats, and will be cut and polished to the shape of your choosing. Lead times for most Lavoisier Diamonds typically range from 12-16 weeks, depending on the complexity and quantity of diamonds commissioned. 

After your diamonds are grown, cut into gemstones, and graded by independent geological laboratories, they can either be set into meaningful fine jewelry or delivered to you as loose gemstones. 


Non-suitable Materials

There are a few materials that Ada Diamonds cannot or will not work with for Lavoisier Diamonds. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Metal of any kind
  • Ceramic material
  • Explosive material
  • Radioactive material
  • Cremated remains of any living creature
  • Narcotics or Contraband
  • Any material prohibited by US or California law

Suitable Materials

Virtually any carbon containing material can be processed and purified into graphite that is appropriate for diamond growth. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Plant matter - flowers, fruit, leaves, grass
  • Paper - Diploma, wedding certificate, PhD thesis
  • Food or Alcohol - wedding cake, a family recipe, wine,
  • Wood - Champagne Cork, Sawdust from a home remodel, branch of a favorite tree
  • Cloth or Leather - your favorite shirt, leather shoes, or even a sentimental blanket or teddy bear

Loose Diamonds

All Lavoisier Diamonds will be colorless (D, E, or F color grade), Very Slightly Included or better (IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, or VS2), and Excellent or Ideal cut. Carat weight of diamonds delivered may be 10-20% larger than the purchase price at no additional cost. For example, if you purchase a 1 carat Lavoisier Diamond, you could receive a 1.06ct or a 1.13ct diamond.

Pricing is inclusive of graphitization, diamond growth, cutting, polishing, grading, photography, videography, and shipping. It will also include a glass vial of the graphite created from your material as well as the pieces of your rough diamond that are removed during the process to cut and polish your diamond gemstone. Pricing does not include setting/jewelry, which is available at a nominal rate.

For matched pairs and purchases of multiple diamonds, the diamonds will be cut to precise dimensions for matched earrings, eternity bands, tennis bracelets, etc. Diamonds can also be cut to your preferred cutting style, dimensions, or carat weight.

Lavoisier Diamond pricing is significantly higher than Ada's pricing for non-commissioned diamonds, as it is a difficult and time intensive process to process and purify the donor material, adjust the growth process to account for the subtle differences in the donor material, and to need to grow larger rough diamonds to ensure that the diamond grown is suitable to be cut and polished into the purchased size. Here are details on pricing for Ada's non-commissioned diamonds.

 

Colorless Lavoisier Pricing

  • 1.0+ Carats - From $8,500
  • 1.5+ Carats - From $14,500
  • 2.0+ Carats - From $28,750
  • 3.0+ Carats - From $65,000
  • 4.0+ Carats - From $100,000
  • 5.0+ Carats - Inquire

Fancy Colored Lavoisier Pricing

  • 1.0+ Carats - From $12,000
  • 1.5+ Carats - From $20,000
  • 2.0+ Carats - From $40,000
  • 3.0+ Carats - From $95,000
  • 4.0+ Carats - From $165,000
  • 5.0+ Carats - Inquire

Jewelry and Custom Designs

Examples of Ada's custom made-to-order jewelry

Every piece of Lavoisier jewelry is custom made to order by one of the best jewelry fabricators in the United States to the most exacting of standards. Lavoisier Diamonds are priceless diamonds; the quality of the Lavoisier Jewelry will appropriately match.

Any piece of jewelry offered by Ada Diamonds can be fabricated with Lavoisier Diamonds, or we can make any piece of jewelry that you can imagine. Our Lavoisier Diamonds are our flagship offering, and we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality jewelry in the world to our Lavoisier Clients. 

If you are interested in exploring a custom design, please inquire and a member of our Diamond Concierge Team will promptly reach out to answer any questions you may have and discuss next steps.