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Diamonds and Gemstones

Natural Diamonds

Natural diamonds have a unique one-of-a-kind element to them. Located hundreds of kilometres below earth's surface, they take over one billion years to form - amazing!

Where does Era source their natural diamonds?

We source our natural diamonds from trusted suppliers with closed-loop tracking from mining, to cutting and polishing here in Vancouver! Our Canadian mined diamonds follow ethical labour, trade, and environmental standards. Canada is one of the few countries in the world that has banned the sale of conflict diamonds. We source Canadian diamonds when we can, however not all diamond shapes are easily accessible with a Canadian origin. The diamonds we source have been verified through the Kimberly Process.

Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab grown and Natural diamonds have the exact same chemical and crystal structure. Lab diamonds are graded and cut to the same standard as mined diamonds, and can only be detected with specialized gemological equipment.

Why go with a lab grown diamond?

Lab grown diamonds are 30 - 50% cheaper than natural diamonds. They are also produced with a lower overall impact on the environment. The energy used to create a diamond in a lab is far less than a large scale diamond mine. If ethics are a concern, lab grown diamonds are the more ethical option to natural diamonds.


Moissanite is a beautiful stone, that is a great alternative to a diamond at a lower price point! Moissanite found in jewellery today is lab created, as natural moissanite is very rare. Moissanite has a higher refractive index than diamonds, which gives it a rainbow sparkle! They reach a 9.5 on Mohs hardness scale, which is close to diamonds (10) in hardness, making them a great option for everyday wear.


Sapphires are excellent stones for daily wear. Since they measure 9 on the hardness scale, they are fairly resistant to chipping and scratching. Sapphire is part of the corundum family and occurs in every colour of the rainbow – a fact may come as a surprise to those who automatically think “blue”! Our sapphires most commonly originate from Montana in the USA, and Australia. Other origins include: Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Madagascar.

Other Gemstones

Contact studio@eradesign.ca for more information on the other gemstones we offer!