(LAFAYETTE, La.) – Lafayette, LA-based Dianna Rae Jewelry, in collaboration with NASA, has announced “Diamonds in Space” to be the first company to put diamonds on a mission to the International Space Station and make them available for sale to the public.
Dianna Rae, an award-winning custom design jeweler wanted to share her passion for design, technology and beautiful diamonds with the world, and what better way than to offer diamonds that bring together romantics who love a classic diamond, and technically-minded people who would like to own a piece of history with an incredible space odyssey provenance.
Last month, the Diamonds in Space Program began to pre-sell the gems that are heading to space, with an expected launch and return in summer 2022. Each diamond will be numbered, laser engraved and documented by the American Gem Society Laboratory.
Purchasers will get to track their diamond’s 10 million mile journey as it makes its way to orbit and back to earth, every step of the way.
Going to space will be a selection of natural and lab-grown diamonds with prices ranging from $745 to $2,000,000. Natural colored diamonds are also being offered.
The Diamonds in Space program will offer the diamonds as loose gems or set into a mounting. The company has introduced a new line of space jewelry as well, taking design inspiration from the Space Station cupola, shooting stars and angels.