Chatham Created Gems and Diamonds

About Chatham Created Gems and Diamonds

In the 1920’s, Carroll Chatham at the age of 12 built his first gem growing laboratory in his family’s garage. By 1938 he had mastered growing emeralds and went on to growing rubies, sapphires and other precious stones. In 1965, his son Tom Chatham joined him in business and was eventually able to fulfill his father’s lifelong dream of culturing diamonds in a laboratory. Today Chatham produce gemstones on an international scale- all of which are structurally and chemically identical to gems mined from the earth. Not only do they grow their own gems, but they cut and facet their own jewelry as well. For more information on Chatham created Gems and Diamonds visit: