are many sites claiming to offer 'man made diamonds', 'lab
grown diamonds', etc. the reality is nearly all of these are
CZ deceptively advertised. There are only a handful of
labs in the world that can grow true diamond and even fewer
that sell them. We only offer the real deal - beautiful,
real diamonds that your jeweler can readily verify are diamond
via a thermal tester.
To answer the most common question:
All Takara's will test
positive on any form of diamond tester...because Takaras are
(same molecular composition as mined
diamonds). The difference is Takaras are grown in a
laboratory and due to the cost savings by not having to mine
hundreds of tons of rock, Takaras can be purchased at a fraction
of the price of their mined counterparts. Our lab-grown
Yellow Diamonds often sell for 1/7th the price of equivalent mined
yellow diamonds and our lab-grown pink diamonds are offered for as
little as 1/25th the price of their mined pink diamond equivalent.
Our lab grown blue diamonds sell for as little as 1/30th or better
the price of a natural mined blue diamond. For reference,
natural blue diamonds of fancy vivid color, in larger sizes, can
command over $1,000,000 USD per carat.
Speaking of mined
counterparts, here are a few quotes related to the value of
natural pink and blue diamonds as compared to whites:
“A fine pink
or blue diamond of unquestionable color, meaning, you see the
pink or blue, can cost 10 to 50 times more than a white diamond
of the same size” LA Times
"...pink diamonds are known to command prices
exceeding $400,000 per carat..."
National Jeweler Network
the true rarity of these special 'pink' diamonds into
perspective, from every million carats of rough [white] diamonds
produced at the mine, a mere one carat [of pinks] is suitable
for sale..." From Rio Tinto website [Rio
Tinto owns the Argyle mines, the source of 90% of the worlds
pink mined diamonds].
experience, the more you know about the rarity and beauty of
colored natural diamonds, the more you can appreciate the beauty
and value that our Takara lab-grown diamonds can offer. Our
pink diamonds are often available for selling prices equivalent to 5% of
the price you would pay to buy the equivalent pink if it was mined
instead of grown in the lab. We've prepared a brief overview
of both natural and lab grown pink diamonds
14th:First Ultra Pure Takara
Lab White Diamonds - D and E Color - available
We're thrilled to
announce that our first batch of Takara White
diamonds have completed grading and are currently in
engraving. All are D and E color, in
sizes from .53ct to 1.24ct for rounds, and a
1.52ct D/VS2 Cushion. Note that our Takara's
are all Type IIa, or 'ultra-pure' and are thus
clearer and harder than 98% of all mined diamonds.
We'll have video and
photos and they will be available for sale next
For now, here is
part of the grading report of one of our first
Takara Lab White Diamonds - 1.07ct, D, VVS2:
We'll have more updates, videos and photos shortly
so hope to see you at our new main site,
March 19th: More Blue Diamonds coming soon:
We've been out of production for some time, but will soon
have our largest blue diamonds available to date.
Please note that we have consolidated our inventory to our
main site now and you can view our new inventory when
ready on our new
lab blue diamond page.
4th: Yellow diamond princess with GIA
We sent one of our latest yellow lab diamonds to GIA for
the first time ever and are happy to announce it is ready
for sale. It is a large and stunning, 1.85ct Fancy
Vivid Yellow princess with VVS2 clarity.
Unfortunately, no photos come with the GIA report, but the
diamond is available now - details
22nd: Blue diamonds flying out the door:
We had a very busy holiday sales season, and had over 12 new
lab blue diamonds come in and promptly sell...we're
currently largely sold out of blues, but have posted a
beautiful .63ct for sale today. We will have another
.77ct available the first week in February.
First of our blue diamonds posted for sale:
We're thrilled to report that our first lab blue diamond to
come back from grading was graded as an "Ideal cut".
This is a .63ct, Fancy Vivid Blue that offers perhaps the
ultimate in blue diamond beauty. Most natural blue
diamonds are relatively poorly cut in order to ensure
maximum blue color (more depth preserves color but reduces
light return) and maximum value. With valuations of
natural blue diamonds as high as $1.3Million per carat,
there is a bit of pressure to keep every single point of
weight on the blue diamond.
Cut controls 98% of a diamonds brilliance, and thus
combining an ideal cut on a Fancy Vivid blue diamond means
incredible color and scintillation. Pricing and more
details on this stunning lab
Takara .63ct round blue diamond - ideal cut.
New, largest blue diamonds to date will be ready shortly:
We've got 7 new blue lab grown diamonds that will be posted in
the next two weeks for sale. Among these are 3, .75ct
size blues, the first time we have ever been able to offer lab
blue diamonds in that size range.
We've also got a number of .55ct that will make excellent
centers for our halo rings and 3 stone timeless classic.
Yellow diamonds update:
The two recently posted lab yellow diamonds both sold within 1
hour of posting. We are hoping to have 1 or 2 more
yellows ready around the middle of November (hopefully 1.50ct+
New lab grown blue diamonds and yellow diamonds ready for sale
We've got 4 new lab grown diamonds that will be posted next
week for sale as follows:
Blue diamonds - A .68ct round (our largest
offered to date) and a .55ct princess (first blue princess we
have ever offered).
Yellow diamonds - A stunning 1.65ct Cushion
cut, and a beautiful 1.51ct Asscher cut.
We'll post grading reports and make them available for sale by
the middle of next week once they are back from the grading
Limited offering of blue and pink diamond 'halo' micropave
We're pleased to announce that we have 2 pairs of blue
diamond, and 4 pairs of lab grown pink diamond 'halo' earrings
for sale. This is the first time we have had them
available in nearly four years.
Pink Diamond (lab grown) halo Earrings, on ear
The earrings are made using 14k White gold, with finely set
natural white diamonds surrounding the center. These are
stunning earrings. Details are on our updated earring
Possible new supply of purple and pink diamonds:
We're working with two new labs in an effort to bring
additional lab grown pink and purple diamonds to market.
We've have had no lack of demand for lab grown pink diamonds,
the problem is its actually quite tough to produce them,
especially in sizes over .50ct.
The first test samples from our new supplier
are actually purple diamonds and we'll have a complete color
analysis shortly. We hope they will be able to continue
to improve the growth process to allow for pink production as
For right now, we are sold out of all lab grown
pink diamonds over .50ct. We've prepared a page
addressing some common questions on both natural and lab grown
pink diamonds here.
Takara Pink Diamond Anniversary Rings:
We're pleased to make available a limited offering of 8 new
beautiful Takara Lab Grown Pink Diamond and Natural White
diamond anniversary rings.
Prices range from $1295 - $1695. Details are on our
ring index page.
Here's a sample photo of a .63ctw anniversary ring:
.63ctw lab pink diamonds and natural
Takara Pink Diamond Ring featured in Newsweek magazine:
Our largest pink diamond ring to date (featuring a .67ct pink
cultured diamond center) was recently featured in the Newsweek
article titled "Keeping up Appearances". The article
largely discussed how savvy shoppers were seeking ways to
enjoy luxury style without the cost and referenced lab grown
diamonds as one way to do that. We don't have reprint
rights (but did get a nice "Courtesy of BetterThanDiamond.com
at the bottom of the page) so we can't show the whole
article...however, the article is on page 50, and a copy of
the photo used is below:
*More Pink Diamond bands: We are
also going to be adding roughly 9 new wedding bands featuring
alternating lab grown pinks with natural white diamonds over
the next month. These will use .06ct - .09ct Takara pink
diamonds. A photo of a similar 9 stone band we offered
earlier is shown below:
Two new yellow diamonds for sale..:
Our latest cutting batch is complete, and we have two
beautiful 1.69ct, VS1 yellow diamonds for sale - one is a
princess cut, the other an asscher cut. Both are
outstanding. Details on our yellow diamond inventory
More lab grown pink diamonds, blue diamonds ready for sale...:
Our latest batch is ready for sale - we've posted a number of
matched pairs, both pink diamond pairs and blue diamond pairs,
as well as two new single diamonds. The colors are
outstanding. Details at our
Pink Diamond Page,
and our Blue
.41ct Blue Diamond from our latest batch
More lab grown pink diamonds coming...:
We have several pairs of smaller matched pink diamonds in
grading and we hope to have these out for sale next week.
New website coming!
A long time overdue, but we are expanding and currently 'under
construction' with a new, much more advanced website.
This will provide a number of new features, including an RSS
feed so you can simply receive automatic updates
whenever a new pink diamond (or yellow diamond, etc) is posted
for sale. This will help eliminate our current 'waiting
list' model for our pink diamonds.
Please note, no sales or
'live' product are available there -its all sample data for
EternaVista Pink Diamonds sold out: We have sold
all of our EternaVista pink diamonds (natural white diamonds
treated to turn pink). The last two went into creating
stunning Timeless Halo rings.
2 new Takara yellow diamonds for sale:
We are pleased to announce that we have a new asscher
yellow diamond, as well as an emerald cut yellow Takara
diamond now available. The color on both of these is stunning. Details are at our new yellow diamond index page here.
3 new Takara yellow diamonds for sale: We
received the four latest yellow diamonds back from the grading lab
today, and have posted two of them for sale. Two are wait
listed and so these will be posted if they are not purchased by
those on the waiting list. The three available now are a
stunning 1.33ct oval yellow diamond, a 1.33ct asscher cut yellow
diamond, and a 1.41ct yellow cushion diamond (lab grown, of
course). Details are at our new yellow diamond index page here.
1.33ct lab yellow diamond, oval
Takara pink diamonds coming next week, and...the return of Takara
blue diamonds! We
are expecting a relativey large shipment of pink diamonds next
week, and we'll even have a few blue diamonds as well!
Details will be posted next week, but there is a .63ct pink
diamond, one of the largest we've had in years coming.
4 new Takara yellow diamonds will be ready for sale shortly: We
have completed cutting on 4 new stunning Takara yellow diamonds,
and will be offering them for sale in the next two weeks.
They are a complete array of shapes:
Princess cut yellow diamond
cut yellow diamond
cut yellow diamond
cut yellow diamond
Largest Takara yellow diamond we have ever offered, 2.08ct, will
be available shortly: We
are pleased to announce that we have completed cutting on a 2.08ct
yellow diamond princess cut, and will have it available in the
next two weeks. This is in fact the largest yellow diamond
we have ever offered for sale, and we are quite excited about
There is a
waiting list for this size yellow diamond (2.00ct+), and so it
will likely sell before being offered publicly, but we will post
the final grading report and a press release once it has made it
Takara pink diamond, .50ct: We'll have another Takara
lab grown pink diamond ready next week - this is a stunning .50ct
round. We'll post it for sale as soon as the grading lab
completes the certificate.
4 new Takara pink diamonds available next week: We
are close to having 4 new Takara pink diamonds ready for
sale: a .61ct, .42ct and a matched pair (.43ct and .44ct) -
all are expected to grade Fancy Vivid Purplish pink. We'll
have details next week once they have completed grading.
2 new Takara yellow diamonds ready, 1
new Takara pink diamond ready:
As announced, we have finalized an agreement to increase yellow diamond
production to meet demand, and are pleased to make available a
1.50ct and 1.66ct yellow diamond, both in Asscher cuts.
Details can be found at our Asscher cut lab grown yellow diamond
page here - Takara
yellow diamond Asscher page
Asscher cut (from the certificate photo)
are pleased to make available a new Takara pink diamond, .42ct in
a pure Fancy Vivid Pink color. Details on this diamond are
here - Takara
.42ct pink diamond page.
Dec 10th: 1
new Takara pink diamond may be ready end of this week: After
a long dry spell, we are expecting to complete a .42ct fancy vivid
lab grown pink diamond and have it available for sale. Most
of the current batch only came out in very small sizes, so the
.42ct is the largest of this batch.
3 new EternaVista treated pink diamonds: After
having made a number of test runs, we are pleased to have three
new EternaVista treated pink diamonds available. All of
these graded 'fancy intense pink', and are a softer pink than our
Takara lab grown pink diamonds.
treated pink diamond
The first batch
is now available for immediate purchase, and we have the following
sizes - all our round brilliant cut:
details at our EternaVista treated pink diamond page here.
3 new yellow Takara's nearing completion: We
had a long dry spell in terms of production from the lab that
grows our yellow diamonds, but at last have a
few new Takara's pending. The first batch is 3 new yellow
diamonds, with the following cuts and sizes:
to have these available for sale around Thanksgiving (after they
are graded at Global Gem Labs).
We are hoping to
also offer a few new pink diamonds (Takara lab grown) around the
first week of December as well. These are still in cutting
and so we do not know yet if we will have any larger (.50ct) size
pink diamonds quite yet.
Finally, we have
3 new EternaVista pink diamonds in grading right now, including a
1.18ct, and these should be ready for sale next week.
July 4th: 4
new pink Takara's nearing completion: We
should have 4 new pink lab grown diamonds available in the next
two weeks. Sizes are from .47ct - .56ct, all rounds.
More details are at our lab grown pink diamond page here.
More EternaVista Color Enhanced Natural diamonds underway: We
are currently in the process of producing another pink EternaVista
and two new blues EternaVistas. Again, our EternaVista line
is natural white diamonds that are color enhanced by ion induction
into Fancy Pink or Fancy Blue diamonds. We are still
refining the optimal natural white diamonds to start with to get
the best finished color, but believe we are close to finalizing
Pink - .50ct,
expected to finish Fancy Vivid Pink.
Blue - 1.18ct and
.70ct - expected to finish as Fancy Intense Blue.
expanding the site to handle the expected growth of our
EternaVista line. We were unable to get photos of our first
EternaVista Pink as it has already sold, however, once we have
finalized the specs for what type of whites are the best starting
material, we will have a proper photo shoot to show off the
outstanding beauty of these color enhanced naturals.
More Takara Pink cultured diamonds underway:
We are pleased to announce that our pink diamond lab has had a bit of a breakthrough on
the production side and expect our lab-grown pink Takaras to be
available again in late July. We have been sold out for
months now, but production is underway again and we hope to have a
larger volume and even a few other cuts besides rounds being
First EternaVista 'treated' pink natural diamond available for
received our first EternaVista treated pink back from the grading
lab today - it graded as Fancy Vivid Orangey Pink, which has been
a very sought after color in our Takara lab grown diamonds.
This EternaVista is now available for sale at $1689.50 (.53ct,
Si1, GIA cut grade = Very Good)...this pricing is nearly 40% less
than the equivalent pink lab grown Takaras of the same size and
color, so we are very pleased to have this treatment
available. Note that the treatment is technically an ion
induction process, that is done to the bottom half of the
diamond. The process is very stable, and no special care is
required in daily wear or use (clean it, wear it, etc. just like
any other diamond).
New Harry Winstons with our largest yellow diamonds ever: We have added
two new Harry Winston reproduction rings (shown above) with two of
the largest yellows we have ever offered - 1.93ct Princess and
1.72ct emerald cut....both of these rings are stunning
rings, and due to their size centers, not for those who are
Stunning new .53ct lab pink diamond now in grading - available Dec. 15th:
We have a
very nice Fancy Vivid Pink (purplish pink) that will be available
for sale on Dec. 15th after it completes independent
grading. Details will be posted shortly!
Yellow Diamond - Lab Premiere Asscher (1.38ct) now available:
- our latest yellow is a 1.38ct Fancy Vivid Yellow Asscher -
details are posted here.
Stunning new premiere Asscher Yellow Diamond completed (1.38ct): We
completed the first Asscher cut we have done in nearly two years,
and it is a beautiful 1.38ct in a crisp, lemon yellow color.
It will be sent in next week for independent grading, and we hope
to have it available for sale the first week of December.
You may wish to browse our Asscher inventory and look at
previously sold premiere photos here.
Example of a premiere Asscher cut
(this Takara has already been sold).
Two new Princess cut yellow diamonds (lab grown):
- Internally Flawless
We are pleased
two announce that we have two new beautiful princess cut yellow
diamonds (lab grown) available for sale. The first is an
internally flawless, Fancy Vivid Yellow princess cut weighing in
at 1.04ct (5.5mm x 5.5mm). The second is a VS2, Fancy Vivid
Yellow princess of enormous proportions - 1.93ct (6.5mm x
6.5mm). We believe this is the largest yellow lab diamond to
be offered for public sale to date (certainly the largest for
us). The above photos are just photos lifted off of the
grading report, so not the most flattering, but we will be sending
them for professional photos shortly. We are planning on
setting both of these into Harry Winston reproduction rings next
week if they aren't purchased as loose stones before then.
details on our yellow princess page here.
Two new 3 stone rings in our Classic style setting are now
We are no longer
sold out of rings, as we've just added two new Takara 3 stone
yellow (lab grown) and white diamond rings. Both use
platinum and 18k yellow gold to create the Classic ring itself,
and then are set with a matched pair of 2 x .32ct natural white
diamonds. The center stones are our 1.00ct fancy vivid
yellow Takara, or a 1.16ct fancy vivid orangy yellow Takara.
Details on both rings are at our ring
index page here.
23rd: Two new *princess* cut yellow diamonds (lab grown
Takaras) will be available shortly:
We are pleased to
let you know that cutting has just been completed on two new
princess cut yellow Takaras - the first time we have had princess
cut yellow diamonds in nearly two years. Their finished
carat weights were 1.04ct and 1.93ct. The 1.93ct is the
largest Takara ever produced to date, and certainly one of the
largest lab grown diamonds ever to be offered for public
sale. We'll have more details after the independent grading
August 8th - New
Timeless 3 stone ring available
Photo of our
latest ring offering - 1.44ctw diamond, 1 only
We are pleased to
show the first photo of our latest ring style - our Timeless 3
stone ring, featuring a lively .74ct Fancy Vivid Yellow Takara
diamond center, flanked by .70ctw white natural diamonds (2 x
.35ct). Set in platinum with 18k yellow gold prongs, this is
an amazing ring, and available for $3990 (1 only).