Experts agree that diamonds are somewhere between one and four billion years old (25% to 75% of the age of the earth). Most diamonds are formed at pressures and temperatures found only deep within the earth’s mantle; however, a precious few, less than a fraction of a percent of all the diamonds mined, are found at much higher pressures and temperatures.
This unique carbon rich environment allows for the slow and uninterrupted growth of the crystal, giving it superior structural qualities, optical purity and transparency. These unique crystals, identified by their predictable shape, the octahedron, are the crystals of choice for Hearts On Fire.
The HOF Rough Diamond Supply
When looking for a rough diamond supplier, Hearts On Fire faced three inherent problems when creating "The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond."
Our union and partnership with Antwerp based Eurostar Diamond Traders; one of the Diamond Trading Co’s (DeBeers) largest sightholders would fulfill all of our needs in these areas, with the added bonus of a wealth of diamond manufacturing experience spanning decades. Eurostar’s partnership with Hearts On Fire was seen by the DTC as both innovative and groundbreaking, and predicted that “branding” would be the wave of the future…so much so, that in the future, the DTC would require that all sightholders align themselves with companies that had a brand strategy.
The DTC’s commitment to ethical, social and environmental performance through their Best Practice Principles Assurance Program as well as their support and commitment to the Kimberley Process gives everyone in the pipeline-supplier, manufacturer, retailer and consumer alike, the assurance that our diamonds live up to their promise of responsible sourcing.