Chatham Created Gems and Diamonds

There’s a picture of young Tom Chatham where he can be seen playing on the floor with a bottle of emeralds. Despite being identical to the ones that were mined from the earth- to him they were an everyday household item. Fast forward, Tom’s career was truly unique- after all, not many people can say that they grow gemstones for a living.

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: