• Diamond Terminology Clarification

      The FTC, in America, has recently changed its definition of diamond by removing the term 'natural'. The FTC now describes a diamond as: 
    "A diamond is a mineral consisting essentially of pure carbon crystallized in the isometric system.”
      This decision is incredibly important as it now means that "synthetic" diamonds are now described as diamonds, in America. The FTC states:
    “The Commission no longer defines a ‘diamond’ by using the term ‘natural’ because it is no longer accurate to define diamonds as ‘natural when it is now possible to create products that have essentially the same optical, physical, and chemical properties as mined diamonds,”
      Whilst the FTC has decided to change their stance on the definition, the National Association of Jewellers has confirmed that this stance will not be replicated here in the UK. The NAJ states:
    "Diamonds will continue to be described as diamonds in the UK only when they are natural. All synthetic diamonds will be preceded with the words Synthetic, Laboratory-Created or Laboratory-Grown."
      We at R J Morris Jewellers have welcomed The National Association of Jewellers clarification on the issue and are pleased that there remains a clear distinction between natural diamonds and those which are artificially created.
      All diamonds we, R J Morris Jewellers, use in our jewellery are natural.