Phoenix HPHT diamonds are ultra-pure
(chemically nearly perfect), rare natural diamonds mined from Brazil
that have been reverted to their natural colorless state via a
proprietary de-stress process. They are mined as brown diamonds -
brown due to compression and stress they endured on their trip to the
earths surface, not due to impurities. By placing these ultra-pure
diamonds in a diamond growth chamber, and allowing them to relieve their
stress, they revert to their intrinsic natural beauty. This is
effectively the same color they were before they began their trip up
through the earth's crust.
All natural diamonds have internal stress
due to their trip to the earths surface - Phoenix diamonds are unique in
that by being de-stressed, they are among the most chemically stable of
all natural diamonds.
Their chemical makeup (known as type IIa), is
very rare, constituting less than 1% of all white diamonds - rare because
they contain virtually no nitrogen, the impurity that causes more common
white diamonds to have varying shades of yellow tint.
Nothing is added or taken away during the
de-stress process. Because we are purchasing the diamond rough
direct from the mines and at the point when they are visually brown, we
are able to purchase rough for cheaper than ordinary white diamonds...and
hence, the completed white diamonds, while being among the purest and most
perfect of all natural diamonds, are available for less than their non
de-stressed natural counterparts.