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 through conscious and ethical methods.

Our goal is to bring awareness to the horrors of traditional methods and disrupt the jewelry industry, while pioneering the 4th industrial revolution through 3D printing.

Dangers of Earth Mined diamonds

Traditional production use invasive methods that not only support child labour but create permanent damage to the environment. The term “blood diamonds” is a scary reality as children and adults die from the unstable mining pits they’re forced to work in or from excavating in rivers.
Earth mined diamonds are traded, exported and processed in various countries by the time a jewelry piece is in your hands. It’s nearly impossible to trace the origins of a diamond. Distinguishing if your diamond is “conflict” driven, from child labour or has severely impacted the environment is unfeasible.

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 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 that no one else will ever have. VE AND VILE wants to offer the possibility to use VAV diamonds instead of mining for them. An alternative that saves lives, produces the same quality and beauty for half the cost.
The term “blood diamonds” is a scary reality as children and adults die from the unstable mining pits they are forced to work in, or from excavating in rivers which can be dangerous due to drowning. VE AND VILE believe in ethically made jewelry and aim to be a leading force in changing the jewelry industry for the better. That is why we have made sure to work with organizations that provide a safe workplace and human rights to those mining for diamonds. VE AND VILE have diligently focused on being certified for safer environmental diamond mining and providing a better livelihood for those extracting it.

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 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 gasses, an ionized 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 and extremely high pressure and temperature.

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