About this manufacturer
All Altr created gem-quality diamonds are certified Type IIA, exquisitely cut diamonds from 0.01 ct to up to 4 ct. Type IIA is the highest certification given to the purest diamonds, and we ensure that all ALTR Created Diamonds have them.
Born of fire - Born perfect
The Altr growing process utilises advanced scientific knowledge and sophisticated technology to recreate conditions similar to nature’s force exerted over a billion years approximately 100 miles underground. ALTR diamond reactors and processes, built and perfected over 60 years of combined research, use a Type IIA ‘diamond seed’ to create real diamonds. This results in a diamond that is exceptionally pure and beautiful.
Born of fire - Born perfect
ALTR Created Diamonds are graded with the same standards as mined diamonds and carry certifications from Gem Certification and Assurance Lab (GCAL). Which is one of the world’s strictest and most comprehensive forensic diamond grading laboratories.
ALTR use only a fraction of energy used to mine diamonds. Their windmill farms fulfill all energy requirements, keeping their carbon footprint minimal.
ALTR Created Diamonds are man made by simulating natural conditions of extreme heat and pressure or chemical vapor deposition. Both mined and created diamonds are identical in chemical, optical and physical composition.
Our diamonds are created by replicating certain favorable conditions growing crystal carbon. A silver of an existing Type 11A diamond, otherwise known as a “seed”, is placed in an environment that contains a specific recipe of carbon compounds. The seed is then subjected to a process called Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), wherein the crystals are formed from hot plasma in layers, like semiconductors. What results is a real ALTR Created Rough Diamond with the natural properties of a mined diamond.
The most famous and brilliant natural diamonds in the world are 11A!
The Koh-I-Noor, The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond (Krupp), The Regent Diamond, The Star of The South are all famous type 11A diamonds. Only the best 1 to 2% of mined diamonds can be called Type 11A. They are the purest and thermally conductive of all diamonds. As natural diamonds rise toward the surface of the earth from the depths, they are usually deformed of form imperfectly taking on certain impurities. Type 11A stones are almost entirely devoid of these imperfections and deformations. All ALTR created diamonds are Type 11A.
Natural and ALTR Created diamonds are both composed of the same crystal carbon material and exhibit identical properties. The only difference that can be detected are minute differences in the crystal formation and/of different trace impurities. A Diamond tester will positively identify an ALTR Created Diamond as a diamond.
While there is no difference between mined and ALTR Created Diamond, our consumer’s ability to make an informed choice must be protected. Complete disclosure is ethical and also in the best interest of the consumer.
Both, ALTR Created Diamonds and gem quality earth-mined diamonds are composed of incredibly pure crystal carbon as a single crystal. Simulants may look somewhat similar but the material is completely different. with different physical properties. An ALTR Created Diamond’s refraction and hardness is identical to a natural diamond’s, unlike a simulant, which fails to meet the standards. An ALTR Created Diamond is a real diamond unlike diamond-like materials such as cubic zirconium, moissanite and diamond-coated materials, with a wide range of color, clarity, carat and cut possibilities.
To find a 1.0 ct rough diamond, approximately 1,750 tons of earth has to be displaced. Since ALTR diamonds are created above earth, we use only a fraction of this energy provided by our own wind turbines leaving a low carbon footprint.
ALTR is the only vertically aligned created diamond brand that is a complete and exclusive solution for loose created diamonds and fine jewelry.
We have a well appointed dedicated manufacturing infrastructure where we grow our own diamonds.
We enhance desirability through our range of created diamonds that qualify as a premium choice for affordable luxury.
We start with a diamond seed and finish with hand set fine jewelry because we understand the value that design brings to our pieces.
Yes. Starting from 0.01 ct., ALTR Created Diamonds can be grown in a variety of sizes. We specialize specifically in large stones that can be a centerpiece for stunning jewelry design.
Yes, ALTR produces diamonds in a variety of modern patented and traditional shapes such as round, cushion, princess, ovals, pear, marquise, emerald and more.
Depending on the color and size, it can take between 60-120 days to create a diamond in the laboratory.