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Custom-Designed Wedding and Engagement Rings in Brantford

Engagements and weddings are days you want to remember for the rest of your life. That’s why picking the right ring is important – it helps set the mood and creates even better memories. That’s where Brantford’s J.D. Hill Jewellers comes in. We can help you find the perfect ring with our stunning selection of beautiful wedding rings and engagement rings. 

Choose from Fire and Ice Canadian diamond rings, classic round or princess-cut solitaire rings, new lab grown diamond rings or perhaps a coloured diamond in vivid blue, canary yellow, or black. You can even bring your dream ring to life with our custom design shop!
 

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Custom-Designed Engagement Rings

Getting engaged is a powerful and emotional moment. Why not make it even more special by having a custom-made engagement ring? At J.D. Hill Jewellers, we use 3D computer-aided design to bring your exact design to life. You can create the perfect ring for your engagement, to your exact specifications of stone, size, shape, and details. 

Make that special moment even more special – visit us today and make your dream ring into a reality. 
 

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Fire and Ice™ Diamonds

We are pleased to offer Fire and Ice,™ a Canadian Diamond collection, which offers a diverse range of fine jewellery, engagement rings, wedding bands, and much more. All their jewellery is entirely Canadian, starting with diamonds mined in the Canadian north. Every piece is hand-crafted entirely in Canada. Each Fire and Ice™ diamond comes laser-engraved with a unique number that is tracked from rough to finished product. You will also receive a certificate of origin, a leatherette Fire and Ice™ passport, and a matching box accompany each Canadian diamond.

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LABORATORY GROWN DIAMONDS

The only thing that makes a laboratory grown diamond different from a natural diamond is its origin. They are grown in a lab, instead of being grown underneath the Earth's surface.

A lab diamond is "grown" inside a laboratory using cutting-edge technology replicating the formation of a natural mined diamond. These lab created diamonds have the same physical, chemical and optical properties as a natural diamond. Laboratory diamonds are graded the same way as natural diamonds using the 4-C's (colour, clarity carat weight and cut).

Laboratory grown diamonds are not the same thing as diamond simulants like Cubic Zirconia or Moissanite.

HIGH PRESSURE HIGH TEMPERATURE (HPHT)   

HPHT was the first method developed for diamond synthesis back in the 1950's. The process begins by placing into a press a capsule containing a carbon starting material, a mixture of metals called a metal flux, and a small diamond seed. The carbon starting material used in this process is usually graphite, a common mineral composed of pure carbon. The seed is exposed to a temperature of about 1500 degrees Celsius and pressurized to approximately 1.5 million pounds per square inch. The pure carbon melts and starts to form a diamond around the starter seed. Then it is cooled carefully to form a pure carbon diamond. Most HPHT diamonds will undergo further heat treatments after they come out of the presses. These treatments will improve their color and clarity and can even create fancy colored diamonds. For example, heat treatments with boron can turn HPHT diamonds blue. Heat treatments with nickel can turn HPHT diamonds greenRadiation treatments can also create pink and red colors in HPHT diamonds.

 

CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD)

The CVD process begins by filling a chamber with a mixture of gasses, including carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Next a thin sliver of diamond seed, although graphite can also be used, is placed in a sealed chamber. The chamber is then heated to temperatures of 800º to 900º C, using microwaves, lasers, or a hot filament. These gases are ionized into plasma. The ionization breaks the molecular bonds in the gases, and the pure carbon adheres to the diamond seed and slowly crystalizes into a diamond. CVD can take from days and weeks, depending on the desired size and quality of the stones. However, dozens of stones can be grown at the same time. Most CVD diamonds come out of the chamber with brown or yellow colors. In order to be sold as white or colorless diamonds, these stones must undergo heat treatment. After formation, CVD diamonds can also receive treatments to create fancy pink or red color.

BENEFITS OF A LABORATORY GROWN DIAMOND

Competitively priced - the price of a laboratory grown diamond can be anywhere from 40-50% less expensive than mined diamonds. The cost difference is even greater for larger carat weights and fancy coloured diamonds. The manufacturing process cuts out lengthy supply chains and eliminates expensive mining costs. 

 

Environmentally Sustainable - while lab diamonds use energy to create them, the environmental impact is reduced. Mined diamonds impact environments, landscapes, and communities while laboratory grown diamonds allow for much less land disturbance and mineral waste compared to a naturally mined diamond. 

Conflict Free - a laboratory diamond is guaranteed 100% conflict free. 

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Visit Us Today

Come and visit us in-store to see our dazzling display of jewellery.

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