In the era of technology there is no shortage of “exotic” materials that mens wedding rings are made from. Some, like tungsten are very hard, however they are brittle and can break if dropped from short distances or struck. Others, are strong against impact but can scratch very easy. There has never been a wedding ring with combination of strength and hardness…until now.
Joe Escobar Diamonds now carries Elysium diamond wedding rings by Lashbrook and we are proud to be your exclusive authorized dealer of Elysium rings by Lashbrook in the San Jose area.
The story behind the ring
Elysium black diamond rings are just that–SOLID DIAMOND. Diamond is the hardest material on earth, rated a 10 on the Mohs scale. It is at least four times harder than ceramic. Diamond cannot be scratched, except by other diamond. Elysium is about 10% harder than natural occurring diamond. This means that Elysium diamond rings can be worn for a lifetime and never be scratched unless exposed to another source of diamond material. They are the hardest, most scratch-resistant rings available on earth.
Elysium rings are made with Polycrystal diamonds (PCD) which are laboratory-created or engineered. Many industries have made use of this technology. For example, diamond drill bits used for oil and gas exploration allow a drill to tunnel up to ten times deeper per set of bits. In 2014, the first two vertebrae replacement surgeries using diamond prosthetics were successfully performed. Over 1000 surgeries are projected for 2015 and other prosthetics are now in development.
Over 10 million dollars has been spent to prove the safety of engineered diamonds for use in the body, a property known as biocompatibility. Over the course of 18 years, 30 million dollars was spent developing this technology. This research led to the issuing of seven new patents, securing their creators the exclusive right to manufacture this innovative product. With this new technology and expertise, the founders of Elysium turned to jewelry and the Elysium black diamond ring was born. Lashbrook is the exclusive distributor of this revolutionary product.
Black diamond rings are made by fusing 20-25 million diamond crystals together to form a solid, polycrystalline diamond. To grow, or sinter, these diamonds, a force of 1 million pounds per square inch (PSI) is applied, with heat up to 1600 degrees. Under these tremendous temperatures and pressures, the individual diamonds literally grow together by overlapping their molecular structures. The random alignment or non-symmetrical orientation of the individual crystals during the sintering process produces a solid that does not allow for the reflection of light. This causes Elysium diamond rings to be black in color.
Elysium wedding rings can be broken off for emergency removal. Like tungsten or ceramic, it is possible for the ring to break if abused. However, as diamond is much lighter and stronger than tungsten or ceramic, they will perform much better in everyday wear. In drop tests, most tungsten rings will readily break when dropped from a height of 4 feet, whereas Elysium rings only break conistently when dropped at heights of 16 feet.
There are six styles to choose from: domed, rounded, beveled, lasered (on any profile), diamond inset (on any profile) and inlay (silver or gold). Sizes range from 7 to 12 in whole and half sizes. More sizes will soon be available. 8mm is the only width currently available, but both narrower and wider styles are scheduled for release in the near future.
The style with the diamond inset is available in white and multiple shades of green, pink, yellow, blue, and black diamond. With the exception of white, all are VS1 to SI1 and color enhanced.
Wear and care
Diamond inset rings should not be cleaned by ultrasonic or steam and must be checked by a jeweler bi-annually. Besides this single not, there are not special care instructions for Elysium diamond wedding rings.
Elysium rings can be replaced due to size exchange or accidental breakage at no cost for one year. After the first year, the ring can be replaced at any time with a small deductible of 40% the original wholesale cost. The sam coverage also applies if the ring is lost or stolen.