LAB CREATED MOISSANITE
Lab created moissanite are grown in highly controlled laboratory environments using advanced technological processes that duplicate the conditions under which moissanite naturally develop. Lab created moissanite display the same physical, chemical, and optical characteristics as natural diamonds, and exhibit the same fire, scintillation, and sparkle. Lab created moissanite offer excellent value and are a responsible choice as they do not require any diamond mining.
LAB CREATED DIAMOND
Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds.
Lab grown diamonds are composed of crystallised carbon just like natural diamonds so the two have the same appearance and the same physical, chemical and optical characteristics. Lab-grown diamonds are created using extreme pressure and heat inside a machine rather than the bowels of the Earth. Lab grown diamonds are identical to earth mined diamonds in every way, except that they are grown in a lab. They have the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as mined diamonds however, they are free from all forms of conflict, they do not impose ecological harm and damage to our environment and they do not require any diamond mining.
WHAT IS A CONFLICT DIAMOND?
Conflict diamonds, according to the most common definition, are diamonds used by rebel groups to finance civil wars. In addition to civil wars, diamond mining today is plagued by a range of shocking ethical abuses. These include violence by governments, child labor, extreme poverty, and environmental devastation. At The Prestwick Place, we believe that the diamond mining industry should be abolished. In light of this we are committed to building a brighter future through diamond education and environmental contributions of our lab-created stones.
HOW DO NATURAL DIAMONDS / DIAMOND MINING IMPACT THE ENVIRONMENT?
Diamond mining has detrimental impacts on the environment including but not limited to soil erosion, deforestation, and ecosystem destruction. A major political effect of the diamond commodity chain, specifically at the mining level is blood diamonds. In addition to this, mineral resource exploitation causes irreversible damage to the natural environment shown through negative impacts on water resources, air quality, wildlife, soil quality, and climate change consideration.
WHAT IF I WANT A CENTRE STONE SHAPE THAT IS NOT OFFERED FOR THAT SETTING?
Most of our settings can be easily modified to accommodate a different centre stone shape than what is offered online. Please contact us for any special upgrades or custom requests.
CAN I SEE YOUR JEWELLERY IN PERSON?
Yes. We currently have appointments available in Australia only. Please schedule an appointment online. Although we do not have retail stores, the digital sphere is our domain and we are experienced in working with customers remotely, all around the world.
I WANT TO ADD PAVÉ, CAN I?
Yes. You can add pavé to your entire setting!
For more information about pavé please see our Notes on Adding Pavé.
ARE YOUR PRICES IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS?
Yes, all of our prices are in Australian (AUD) dollars.
ARE YOUR PRICES FLEXIBLE?
We offer excellent value by providing our socially conscious jewellery at the lowest possible price. Our transparent pricing is generally lower than many traditional retailers offer for standard jewellery. As a result, we do not offer additional discounts or negotiated prices.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
The Prestwick Place accepts all major credit cards.
IS YOUR PACKAGING DISCREET? WHAT DOES THE BOX LOOK LIKE?
Your order will arrive in unmarked packaging to keep its contents a secret. For domestic orders, Prestwick Place is not mentioned on the package. We can also ship your order to your office or any specific address you indicate. Please be sure to let us know what we can do to make sure your Prestwick place order remains a surprise.
CAN I PICK MY ORDER UP ONCE IT IS READY?
In some cases, yes. At time of ordering, please be sure to mention that you would like to pick up your order from our Byron bay Parlour. If your piece is completed and available for collection during hours of Parlour operation, we will email you to advise of the best pickup date and time.
Unless otherwise requested, all orders are shipped.
FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS
You can find our full T&C's here.