Our mission is to showcase not only the best natural rough diamonds in the world but the best of the best.
Our Unrelenting Passion
Our love for natural rough diamonds and desire to help set every woman apart is the driving factor behind all we do. In a world of indistinguishable diamond rings, Diamond in the Rough strives to create pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind and original. Our team is comprised of everyone from industry veterans and seasoned artisans to digital mavens and fashion enthusiasts. Our passion for our product and what it says about the person wearing it is what motivates us each day to continue to cross boundaries and challenge perceptions of diamond jewelry.
Our Motto: "Be Unique as YOU"
Every rough diamond is unique, just like human beings, no two rough diamonds are the same.
"Diamond in the Rough Jewelry" as it's known as Ditr Jewelry represents the natural beauty of rough diamonds. The name is a metaphor, which means that the diamonds used in the jewelry are in their natural state, not yet polished or refined. It encapsulates the idea that true beauty lies in the imperfections, unique characteristics, and natural qualities of each diamond and gemstone. This is the philosophy that is at the core of the company, to showcase the natural beauty of diamonds and gemstones and create timeless pieces that are as unique and special as the person who wears them. The company's commitment is to provide customers with high-quality jewelry that is not only beautiful but also durable and long-lasting.
Diamond in the Rough Jewelry, is the world’s leading Natural Rough Diamond Jewelry Brand. Inspired by the unique design of each rough diamond, we redefine perceptions of diamond jewelry by showcasing the inherent beauty of these gemstones in their untouched form.
Diamond in the Rough jewelry was founded in 2003 by Daniel Eskapa, a New York Designer lead by ASTRA Diamonds, a De Beers Sight-holder of over 30 years.
In 2005, Diamond in the Rough introduced the beauty of rough, natural diamonds into modern jewelry, quickly becoming the world’s finest natural rough diamond jewelry brand. Inspired by the untouched and unique shape of each rough diamond, the company creates one-of-a-kind pieces, unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Just as it was done so many years ago, the beauty of the natural diamond is celebrated and is never refined or changed from its original and perfect form.
The Desire - Bridal Collection
In 2009 DITR Recognized the demand for unique engagement rings and wedding bands and we create The Bridal collection. Each piece is as one of a kind as the bride-to-be and is the answer for women who yearn to stand out from the crowd. The full collection is available exclusively through our website, which was re-launched in 2020 to assure your experience with us is as memorable as the moment you propose.
We source the majority of our one-of-a-kind, conflict-free diamonds from South Africa Canada, and Australia. We only source conflict-free diamonds that are certified by the Kimberley Process.
Ethical sourcing is the highest priority for us and you can rest assured when purchasing a piece of our jewelry.
Sourcing only the best
Diamond in the Rough is the only jewelry company that uses natural rough diamonds of this caliber and we pride ourselves in bringing only the finest diamonds to each of our clients. Diamond in the Rough sources an enormous amount of rough diamonds, only to accept one to three percent of the diamonds we evaluate.
OUR DESIGNS FOCUS
Our jewelry is not only a representation of the beauty of natural diamonds and gemstones but also symbolizes the beauty and rarity of love stories. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted by our skilled artisans and goes through a rigorous inspection process to ensure that it meets our high standards, providing you with a piece of jewelry that is not only beautiful but also durable and long-lasting.
Our Design Process
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Sourcing Only The Best
The first step in the creation of the ring is sourcing the rough diamond, which is always the focal point of the design. Since there are so few people in the world that have access to rough diamonds, we have the unique opportunity to acquire gemstones with different shapes and distinctive characters for our clients. Whereas other manufacturers care little about the natural beauty of the rough (as they will later cut and facet the rough diamond into almost a completely different gemstone), our job requires much more time, patience, and artistic integrity. We examine thousands of rough diamonds to find just one or two that are naturally striking enough to bear our name. Diamond in the Rough is the only jeweler to undergo such a painstaking process while others would pay very little, if any, attention to the stone’s natural beauty.
We examine thousands of rough diamonds for the most unique in color, shape, and radiance and ultimately choose only a few to bear our name. We go through great measures to find only the best representations of natural diamonds to showcase in our pieces. We then study each individual stone, and a setting worthy of showcasing its brilliance is created in response to its natural characteristics.
Only one out of thousands of diamonds have enough character and distinctness to be selected by Diamond in the Rough.
Every piece is designed with a specific stone in mind!
Our team reviews each individual gemstone, studying its unique texture, shape, color, and characteristics which drew us to it. Some diamond’s proportions lend themselves better to one of our bridal boutique settings than another, while others are so large or uniquely shaped that they deserve a design all their own. These exceptional stones ultimately become part of our “Exclusives” collection.diamonds’
We draw our inspiration from the diamond itself, and carefully sketch designs that best showcase the diamond’s natural beauty. We examine the sketch to assess technical aspects like ratios, space, number of pavé diamonds needed, which side the stone will be set on, etc. and sometimes we may go through as many as 25 sketches before deciding on the final blueprint. Unlike traditional jewelry, every one of our settings is designed and hand-crafted uniquely for that stone. It is a much more labor-intensive process, but it yields extraordinary results.
The highest quality micro pavé diamonds
Many of our designs also include micro pavé diamonds. While many jewelers incorporate this technique into their designs to complement the center stone, few utilize pavé of the highest possible grade as we do. Our delicate and brilliant micro pave diamonds are the perfect complement to frame and showcase the uniqueness of each of our natural rough diamonds. Truly, like no other
Knowing just how your one of a kind Diamond in the Rough engagement ring is made is important, but knowing that it will be a beautiful and unique symbol of your lifelong love is paramount.
Rough Diamond Assessment Criteria
Rough Diamonds pieces are evaluated on a variety of measurable factors including carat weight, color, and natural shape, but also on their inherent beauty and rarity in nature. Since each of our diamonds are one of a kind, they cannot be measured using a typical standardized scale. Instead, like a work of art, each diamond is carefully examined for its profound beauty and its occurrence as a natural phenomena.