Our Diamonds & Gems

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We love to use unique, natural, rustic diamonds and gemstones in our designs  The beautiful and unusual look of our gems comes from naturally occurring colors and inclusions.  These inclusions are largely internal although there are occasionally small inclusions or rough spots on the surface.  This is par for the course with rustic gems and we never use a gem that we feel is not up to our standards of beauty and quality.  We examine every diamond and gemstone under magnification to ensure that there are no threats to the structure or integrity of the gem. 

Each of our rustic diamonds and gemstones are truly one of a kind because of these unique characteristics.  Like a fingerprint, a snowflake or the one you love, they can never be duplicated! 

ONE-OF-A-KIND, RUSTIC, NATURAL DIAMONDS

It is important at C/M that our only hand is in harnessing earth’s natural beauty by providing our stones with the foundation and environment that best supports them. We believe our diamonds need no alteration, which is precisely the reason we leave them as they are. Each diamond is hand selected for quality, strength and it’s unique visual characteristics.

Rustic diamonds are not yet completely appreciated in the industry and at one time they were even seen as unusable. They are considered “rough” or “rustic” because they lack the clarity and visual consistency of the popular white diamond. It is common practice that many diamonds are treated by way of heat treatment, irradiation or lasers that erase or fill in natural inclusions in order to give them the appearance of natural clarity. This has been the desire and the practice of the industry for some time. However, all C/M rustic diamonds are completely untreated.

With our rustic diamonds, each is naturally one of a kind. It is because of this nature, that they are unable to be duplicated by man. This is a double-edged sword, as it also makes it difficult to measure them on a typical white diamond scale. We understand that many are unfamiliar to our diamonds, which is why we put our trust only in open-minded experts of the industry that are willing to move with the changing tide that is this new classic.

ETHICS

With so much conflict in the diamond/gemstone industry, we find it’s best to not involve ourselves with questionable material sources. Our suppliers are all licensed and certified by the Kimberley Process; a joint governments, civil society and industry initiative set in place to stop the flow of conflict diamonds. They are required to abide by rigid expectations in order to maintain their “conflict free” status.

You can read more about the Kimberley Process here:

 www.kimberleyprocess.com/en/about

Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding rustic gems.