The gemstone boasts a specially engineered core of ultra-white moissanite with a Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) diamond mantle, an alternative to laboratory grown diamond.
Diotima co-founder Jason Foreman, the conceptual author of the Eonia, has been developing and refining the unique gemstone for the past seven years.
A prototype was unveiled in 2019 at IJL and now the Eonia is ready to be shared with the public after years of research.
Jason Foreman said: “It’s been a long time in R&D, but it was worth it, and we are deeply proud that the perfected version is finally here and at the ready. The Eonia combines the sparkle, brilliance, and toughness of moissanite, with the hardness, lustre, and light balance of diamond.”
Diotima & Co launched their website in mid-June and are accepting orders. The Eonia is available in all but a few of their exclusive designs and is perfect for extravagant, bold pieces, particularly those featuring large stones over 2 cts.
About Diotima & Co
Diotima & Co was founded in Cornwall by Jason and Avila. Jason is an applied chemist and engineer, Avila an artist and actor. Jason has been pioneering gemstone technology for over a decade and Avila is the creative force behind the brand, designing Diotima & Co’s visually eclectic offerings. Collections range from hyper-feminine and romantic, classically chic, to organic and modern…a little something for everyone.
The ethos of Diotima & Co is inspired by their company namesake, Diotima of Mantinea, the only female philosopher to feature in Plato’s famous Symposium. In the Symposium, Diotima describes the nature of love, beauty, and goodness, wherein that which is truly beautiful, is, in essence, that which is truly good.