The CARAT* boutique in Burlington Arcade boasts some of the best man-made gems in the world, which are soaring in popularity thanks to their impeccable sustainability and conflict-free credentials. The unique stones have such similar optical characteristics to natural ones, some experts admit to difficulty in distinguishing the two. Founded by husband-and-wife team Scott and Heidi Thompson, CARAT*’s accessible ear jackets, pendants and stacking rings have made it a favourite with A-listers including Olivia Palermo, Ellie Goulding and Lady Gaga.
CARAT* is launching their Gentle Diamonds experience at Burlington Arcade, an appointment-only offering for customers to create their own bespoke jewellery, whether it is an engagement ring, a unique pair of diamond earrings or a pendant for a special anniversary or milestone birthday.
Each client will benefit from a private consultation with one of CARAT*’s Gentle Diamonds experts, where they will learn the art of choosing a diamond and the added value of more ethical and sustainable lab-grown diamonds. They will be guided through the “create your own” experience where the experts will walk each customer through every step of choosing metal, design, diamond selection and engraving, choosing from a vast database of thousands of diamonds. Clients can use the latest technology to view each and every diamond at 40x zoom and spin 360 degrees on screen in full HD quality. To be able to view so many diamonds on demand in this way is a completely new concept and experience for jewellery buying in the United Kingdom.
Once the final design and diamond is chosen, the crafting process begins. Each client will be invited back to Burlington Arcade once their bespoke masterpiece is ready for the final presentation.
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