Magic and Meaning in Every Stone
Select the perfect stone for your vision.
Diamonds are timeless symbols of love, commitment, and celebration. Each stone represents strength and endurance, and reflect unbreakable bonds. As you embark on the journey of love, your diamond will be a reminder of your promises - to yourself, to your loved ones, and to your future.
Natural diamonds are born in the heart of the earth, forged in the crushing pressure and immense heat of the earth’s mantle. They are rare and unique gifts, imbued with the magic of millions of years of transformation and growth.
Lab grown diamonds are a product of human innovation and advancement. They are made by layering isolated carbon atoms onto themselves, creating crystals that are chemically, physically, and optically the same as natural diamonds.
At The North Way Studio, we believe in sustainability and transparency, and we select our gem souces carefully. We work with a wide variety of stones that sing to us, including antique diamonds, natural diamonds, lab grown diamonds, sapphires, moissanite, and more.
Diamonds have seen ages pass, and have witnessed times that are just stories and lore to us now. Saturated with a sense of mystery and enchantment, natural diamonds have been treasured and sought after for centuries, and have been used in many ritual and ceremonial contexts, adding to their sense of mystique and significance. Natural diamonds hold the magic of the historic, and it's an honor to work with them and bring them to life.
Misfit Diamonds, one of our primary natural diamond sources, believes establishing documented origin is one of the first steps to creating transparency in the diamond industry. They explore the working conditions, labor practices, and environmental factors involved in the extraction of each of their precious stones.
We also work with Poli Trading Company, where they work tirelessly to source antique and vintage gems, as well as bold, modern cuts.
Lab-grown diamonds represent human innovation and transformation. Lab-grown diamonds are becoming increasingly popular due to their lower cost and sourcing transparency. While lab-grown diamonds may not hold the same historical significance as natural diamonds, they are still imbued with their own unique magic and represent a new era in the world of fine jewelry.
We source lab-grown stones from Stuller and Diamond Foundry. Stuller has an inventory of diamonds that represents every size, shape, and budget range you could ever need. These are perfect for everything from engagement ring centers to matched pairs and fancy color statement pieces. Diamond Foundy diamonds are sustainably grown above ground in America's beautiful Pacific West, powered by the Columbia River. Diamond Foundry is the world's first zero-carbon-footprint producer of diamonds. Their diamond production is 100% hydropowered, meaning zero emissions.
Sapphires are gems of mystery and magic, long associated with celestial powers and the heavens above. Their vibrant and widely-varied hues evoke a sense of romance, passion, and profound emotions. Sapphire beauty transcends time and trends - they are a wonderful choice for heirlooms and talismans.
Beyond their symbolic and nostalgic value, sapphires are also practical and durable gemstones, boasting a hardness second only to the diamond. This means that it can withstand daily wear and tear without losing luster or brilliance. Sapphires are a perfect choice for those who want a gemstone that will last a lifetime of love.
We curate our sapphires from vendors we adore, such as Kins from Choice Gem Co. in Seattle, Nadine from I Love Green Rocks, Navneet from Navneet Gems, Poli Trading Co., and Earth's Treasury. With origins from Ceylon to Montana, truly any hue imaginable can be sourced. Please send along a message for our current selection of lab grown sapphires.
Considering the Future
It's important to note that natural diamonds are still rare and valuable, and hold their value moreso over time. Lab grown diamonds may not hold their value over time, and have an unclear secondary market value. Both symbolize strength, resilience, and enduring beauty.
Whether you choose a natural diamond or a lab grown diamond, we believe that every piece of jewelry is saturated with magic and meaning. It's not just about the stones, it's about the stories they hold and the memories you create with them.