ALTR Created diamonds
Matthews Jewellers are committed to providing our customers with the best quality diamonds for the best price which is why we are proud to be the key stockist of ALTR Created Diamonds in the Hunter region.
ALTR (pronounced “alter”) Created Diamonds are identical to mined diamonds, with the same physical, optical and chemical properties however they have been grown above the earth's surface rather than below. Created Diamonds are not only socially responsible (because they do not require mining), but also make it possible to have a larger and higher grade of diamond for the same investment!
HOW ARE ALTR CREATED DIAMONDS MADE?
Scientists have been trying to create and perfect gem-quality diamonds for decades. In a recent technological breakthrough, they have been able to replicate the exact conditions that occur within the Earth’s mantle layer to create mined diamonds. It takes tremendous skill to produce these diamonds as the conditions have to be exactly right.
ALTR Created Diamonds are the most perfect diamonds produced on earth using the latest Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) technology.
QUALITY AND PURITY
ALTR Created Diamonds are cut, polished and graded to the same standards as mined diamonds and carry certifications from the Gem Certification and Assurance Lab (GCAL), one of the strictest diamond laboratories in the world. GCAL Laboratory Reports are far more comprehensive than standard diamond certificates. These beautiful diamonds have fewer defects and less strain in the crystal structure, making them appear clearer, brighter and whiter.
ALTR Created Diamonds are around 30% less expensive than mined diamonds of comparable quality. For the same budget, you can take home a larger and better quality diamond if you choose ALTR Created Diamonds.
COLOURED DIAMOND OPTIONS
Lab-grown coloured diamonds can be commissioned to meet your needs at a considerably lower price than mined coloured diamonds. Pink, blue and yellow are just some of the colours available today, opening a whole new world of colourful opportunity and brilliance for your bridal, anniversary or fashion jewellery.
Whilst Matthews Jewellers only sources from suppliers who follow the strictest of processes such as the Australian Argyle diamond mine, it is important to know that lab-grown diamonds are truly zero conflict diamonds (in the traditional sense of 'conflict diamonds').
Visit our Westfield Kotara store to see the range and to discuss the many custom design options available using ALTR.