WARNING: IF A DIAMOND IT LOOKS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS BECAUSE IT IS! If it is too cheap it can’t be real.
*OUR DIAMONDS are genuine natural diamonds and WHEN THEY HAVE BEEN TREATED WE WILL INFORM YOU.
*MANY SELLERS ARE SELLING COATED diamonds - these have been coated with chemicals to improve the quality of poor rough and make them look shiny; we can easily spot them.
*SOME ARE GLASS FILLED DIAMONDS -with very little diamond in them. They will all pass tests with amateur diamond testing equipment because they contain some diamond. Please be warned. They are charging far less that the real thing would cost to purchase on the wholesale market.
ShangrilaGems mission is to delight our customers with the quality of our service and the beauty of our treasures. ShangrilaGems is made up of us two directors: husband and wife Sarajane and Rakesh, both are highly educated with MSc's. As an Anglo-Indian company, we trade both from London and India; specifically the two cities of Dharamshala in the Himalayas and Jaipur in Rajasthan. ShangrilaGems are corporate members of the British Gemmological Association and look to uphold their high standards of gem research and presentation. We trained in gemmology in both the UK and India.ShangrilaGems are Europes' best supplier of high quality Gemstones, cabochon and gemstone beads. We are famous for the quality, originality and quirkiness of our gemstones. Our customers include gem re-sellers in the London gem district (Hatton Garden) High end designers and both British and International gem and bead wholesalers.
WARNING: IF IT LOOKS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS BECAUSE IT IS!
*OUR DIAMONDS ARE GENUINE NATURAL DIAMONDS AND WHEN THEY HAVE BEEN TREATED WE WILL INFORM YOU.
*MANY SELLERS ARE SELLING COATED DIAMONDS - THESE HAVE BEEN COATED WITH CHEMICALS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF POOR ROUGH AND MAKE THEM LOOK SHINY; WE CAN EASILY SPOT THEM.
*SOME ARE GLASS FILLED DIAMONDS -WITH VERY LITTLE DIAMOND IN THEM. THEY WILL ALL PASS TESTS WITH AMATEUR DIAMOND TESTING EQUIPMENT BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN SOME DIAMOND. PLEASE BE WARNED. THEY ARE CHARGING FAR LESS THAT THE REAL THING WOULD COST TO PURCHASE ON THE WHOLESALE MARKET.
ShangrilaGems Responsible Sourcing
All our gems are Responsibly sourced. We know the country they come from and the specific mine. Our diamonds are all sourced from Botswana from the Jwaneng mine. The largest diamond mine in the world. Botswana upholds extremely high mining standards; No diamonds are conflict diamonds or blood diamonds. We cut these diamond in our own family run factory in Surat, India and there is no child labor. The staff are paid well and the conditions are good and the staff are well trained and looked after and are content and happy. We are cautious to use the word ‘ethical’ for gems or diamonds as in our experience ‘ethical’ means different things to different people. ETHICAL IS A SEVERELY ABUSED TERM.