04 September 2017

Swarovski and synthetic diamond

The Austrian specialist in cut crystal, whose founder Daniel Swarovski stated that “diamonds are for royalty, I want a diamond for every woman” has written the next chapter in its story with a collection of synthetic diamonds. Produced under high-pressure, this diamond has the same chemical composition and characteristics as those formed billions of years ago in the bowels of the earth. Will its price that’s 30% lower and its ethical nature make it an equal to the natural stone, one that’s considered a miracle of nature?

  • Swarovski - "Concentric" ring made of synthetic diamonds and crystal

  • Swarovski - "Duchesse" ring in synthetic diamonds and crystal

  • Swarovski - "Concentric" cuff made of synthetic diamonds and crystal

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