HOW DO WE CHOOSE

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BY HAND

Every diamond we offer must meet criteria that guarantees it will sparkle beautifully for a lifetime. Our diamond buyer travels many times a year to maintain a great relationship with our diamond providers. For every 10 diamonds that Nate evaluates, only 1 makes it’s way into our cases. He first looks at the diamond without magnification, viewing it for the first time just as you would.

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FOR BEAUTY AND DURABILITY

He then uses his gemscope to ensure there are no surface inclusions or imperfections compromising the integrity of the diamond’s durability. Diamonds cut with inclusions near the girdle are more prone to breaking or chipping while being set by a goldsmith or while worn by a bride. When it comes to the beauty of the diamond, Nate has over a decade of experience comparing diamonds and choosing the most beautiful ones.

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FOR VALUE

Nate and our inventory team are consistent and vigilant with their industry research to ensure our diamonds are provided at the best value. If the decision comes down to two diamonds matching in beauty and durability, Nate will select the diamond that extends the best value to you.

What's Out There?

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EARTH MINED DIAMONDS

Diamond forms under high temperature and pressure conditions that exist only about 100 miles beneath the earth’s surface, most being formed more than a billion years ago, deep in the earth’s mantle. Diamond is the only gem composed of one single element: carbon. It’s special combination of chemical composition, crystal structure, and formation process gives diamonds the qualities that make them extraordinary.

Even with all our industry’s technological advances and engineering tools, diamond mining still incorporates a certain level of art and science combined. The average yield in most diamond mines is 1 part diamond to 1 million parts host rock.

At Bremer Jewelry, we make sure our customers receive conflict-free diamonds by only purchasing diamonds through professional members of the diamond trade, supporting contracts guaranteeing all our diamonds are responsibly sourced. To learn about how your diamond could help animal conservation or support women entrepreneurs, discover our selection of Forevermark Diamonds.

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LAB GROWN DIAMONDS

Also called man-made, created, or newborn diamonds, lab-grown diamonds are manufactured in a laboratory by simulating natural conditions of extreme heat and pressure onto a mined, natural diamond crystal seed. Both mined and lab-grown diamonds are identical in chemical, optical and physical composition.

Diamonds were first created in a lab in the 1950’s. However, they weren’t gem quality diamonds that could be used in jewelry. Over the past few decades, the process was further perfected. However, only in the last few years has it been possible to produce large white gem quality diamonds that meet diamonds in terms of desirability.

To the naked eye there is virtually no difference between a natural mined diamond and a lab-grown diamond. Because the two are very difficult to differentiate, we practice complete disclosure and even have our lab-grown diamonds and jewelry tagged differently than our earth-mined diamonds and jewelry.

Lab-grown diamonds are not better or worse than earth-mined diamonds, just different. The family at Bremer wants to offer our guests a variety of options to fit a variety of wants and needs. Learn more about our lab-grown diamond selection from ALTR.