The term rough diamonds refer to diamonds that are straight from the earth and completely untouched by a polishing wheel or tumbler. All of our rough diamonds are earth mined.
To keep the integrity of the rough gemstones, we only remove the brittle edges and keep true to the unique shape of the original rough gemstone. This way we can create a beautiful artistically cut gemstone that is still Cruelty-Free but very unique in shape.
The process is lengthy, complicated and expensive, which limits the output—it takes two to three months for the creation of a single gem. Charles & Colvard’s manufacturing process and years of expertise in creating the gemstone.
Each piece is designed and hand sculpted by Dawn using the lost wax method. Working in wax allows Dawn to model the fine details of nature you see in her work. Since jewelers wax is so flexible she is able to achieve a far higher level of realism than with any other method