Lab grown diamonds

VE AND VILE believe in being transparent about our footprint. We bring unique jewelry to life with sustainable materials and lab grown diamonds bearing conscience and ethics in mind.

Our goal is to raise awareness of the horrors and suffering accompanying traditional methods of mining and help the jewelry industry move to alternatives by pioneering 3D printing innovations.

Dangers of Earth Mined diamonds

Traditional production uses invasive methods that not only encourage the use of child labour but cause permanent damage to the environment. The term 'blood diamonds' is a dramatic but scary reality where children and adults working in often illegal open mines or river sites face injury or death.
Conventionally mined diamonds will have been through many hands: traded, exported and processed in various countries before the final piece of jewelry is in your hands. It's nearly impossible to trace the origins of a diamond. So you will never really be sure whether or not just your diamond is 'conflict' sourced using child labour or has severely impacted the environment during its production.

VE AND VILE Lab Grown Diamonds

We offer lab grown diamonds. These diamonds have the exact same chemical and physical properties as naturally mined diamonds. VAV diamonds are the result of a revolutionary process that ends the use of unethical or unsustainable extraction of diamonds. Our use of lab grown diamonds allow you to choose from over a million different styles of cuts, colours and carats. You as an individual have even more freedom in designing a unique piece for life to remind you of that special person. VE AND VILE wants to offer the possibility to use VAV diamonds instead of using conventionally mined stones. It's an alternative that saves lives, produces the same quality and beauty but at half the cost.
The term 'blood diamonds' reminds us of how children and adults are put at risk daily in dangerous conditions by unscrupulous mine owners. VE AND VILE believe in beauty and ethics can go be combined in creating jewelry and we hope to provide a future that reflects this in the jewelry industry. That is why we work with organizations that provide a safe workplace and human rights to those mining for diamonds. VE AND VILE have diligently focused on certification supporting safer, environmentally friendly diamond mining practices and to providing a better livelihood for those working in the industry.

How Are Lab Grown Diamonds Made?

A small diamond seed is placed in carbon as it grows and takes shape, under high pressure and temperature. This new technology speeds up the natural process of creating diamonds. It naturally takes 3.3 billion years for a diamond to develop in the earth's surface, whereas it only takes a few days to grow a diamond in the lab.?
VE AND VILE mainly uses Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) for lab grown diamonds. Another popular method is High Pressure/High Temperature (HPHT).
There are two ways a diamond can be lab-grown, VE AND VILE uses both techniques

Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

CVD uses a hydrocarbon gas mixture to grow a diamond. The diamond seed is placed in a chamber that is filled with mostly carbon and other gases, an ionization process takes place and the diamond seed begins to grow.

High Pressure/High Temperature (HPHT)

HPHT uses three different processes to grow a diamond which all incorporate the use of carbon, extreme high pressure and extreme temperature.

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