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I make diamonds out of roses. They are called “Eros Rose Diamonds”. My Rose Diamonds are the most romantic diamonds in the world. They are gorgeous. They combine the power of love and romance of both diamonds and roses. Eros Rose Diamonds are history’s two most potent symbols of love intertwined. They are vivid pink. Plus other rose colors. Feminine baroque classic contemporary.

Eros Rose Diamonds are grown from roses. Roses plus heat plus pressure create diamonds. Rose Diamonds are beautiful in their simplicity. “Green”, politically correct, sustainable — Yes. But also sexy, pure and “natural”. Rose Diamonds are roses, and just a few thorns, wrapped around a diamond seed in a manner that forms a diamond. “Natural”— what can be perceived as more natural than rosebuds, petals and their full blown flowers? Sexy — can anything this romantic be anything other than sexy? Is anything more romantic?

Eros Rose Diamonds
Cherry Blossom Diamond
1.94 carat Fancy Red diamond
Eros Rose Diamond Engagement Ring

I had never been to Montauk, but one midsummer weekend River took me there. Mostly I thought it was to meet his parents, but down on the beach he also proposed.

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Eros Rose Diamond Engagement Ringe

I had never been to Montauk, but one midsummer weekend River took me there.  Mostly I thought it was to meet his parents, but down on the beach he also proposed.  We had just been looking at the waves, the sand and then he was lost staring at the wild roses at the edge of the dunes.  Then he asked me and I said yes. We gathered some of the roses and later put them on our nighttable.  Somehow, I don’t quite know how, he had those roses made into my diamond.  And I tell you, every time I look into my diamond ring I can recall each memory, every detail, every petal of that moment.

Cherry Blossom Huppah Anniversary Diamond


Azalea Heirloom Diamond


Diamonds are blossoming
By Alvin Martinez

“It its actually a seed—infinitesimal; ready to grow. The seed is a diamond and I imagine a woman pressing it to her heart”, begins John Hatleberg.

“Then there is a powerful visual of her gathering, cradling, swooning roses to her chest. Petals dropping. A lot of pink, red. In heat, passion, the roses meld with the seed. She lowers her hands. The petals are gone. The seed has grown. She holds the resulting diamond made of flowers. It is filled with love, romance, eroticism. I imagine the scenario—but it is not fantasy. You see, as an artist I actually do make diamonds from roses. What could be more fantastic? I call them “Eros Rose Diamonds”.

Eros Rose Diamonds are shining alchemy. They are a culmination of John Hatleberg’s lifelong passion for jewels. Think of the roses strewn on your bed in courtship returned on an anniversary in the glory of a ring. Such a startling breakthrough demands explanation. Diamond is elemental; it is pure carbon and carbon is the basis of all life. Roses, being of life, can in turn be reduced to carbon. By taking that carbon and coupling it with intense heat and high pressure, Eros Rose Diamonds are created. Superman famously pressed a lump of coal into a diamond with ease. In reality, the discovery of how to grow diamonds required centuries and the attentions of giants of science to bring into being. John Hatleberg’s contribution has been to instill poetry as the bedrock of growing diamonds. With roses and diamonds he intertwines history’s two most potent symbols of love to inaugurate a profoundly meaningful jewel.

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THE SPLENDOR OF AN EROS ROSE DIAMOND
Diamonds are blossoming
By Alvin Martinez

“It its actually a seed—infinitesimal; ready to grow. The seed is a diamond and I imagine a woman pressing it to her heart”, begins John Hatleberg.

THE SPLENDOR OF AN EROS ROSE DIAMOND

“Then there is a powerful visual of her gathering, cradling, swooning roses to her chest. Petals dropping. A lot of pink, red. In heat, passion, the roses meld with the seed. She lowers her hands. The petals are gone. The seed has grown. She holds the resulting diamond made of flowers. It is filled with love, romance, eroticism. I imagine the scenario—but it is not fantasy. You see, as an artist I actually do make diamonds from roses. What could be more fantastic? I call them “Eros Rose Diamonds”.

Eros Rose Diamonds are shining alchemy. They are a culmination of John Hatleberg’s lifelong passion for jewels. Think of the roses strewn on your bed in courtship returned on an anniversary in the glory of a ring. Such a startling breakthrough demands explanation. Diamond is elemental; it is pure carbon and carbon is the basis of all life. Roses, being of life, can in turn be reduced to carbon. By taking that carbon and coupling it with intense heat and high pressure, Eros Rose Diamonds are created. Superman famously pressed a lump of coal into a diamond with ease. In reality, the discovery of how to grow diamonds required centuries and the attentions of giants of science to bring into being. John Hatleberg’s contribution has been to instill poetry as the bedrock of growing diamonds. With roses and diamonds he intertwines history’s two most potent symbols of love to inaugurate a profoundly meaningful jewel.

EROS ROSE DIAMOND AND MINED DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was clothed in garments sewn of roses. Cupid slumbered on pillows of roses by her side. It was he who mischievously spilt the nectar of the gods on the rose to bequeath it with fragrance. Love is similarly intrinsic to diamonds. The supreme hardness of a diamond symbolized strength and invincibility for their early owners—sultans and kings. Once diamonds were available to other royalty and a rising merchant class, that strength came to be associated with the fidelity and devotion of matrimony. The history of diamond engagement rings dates to the end of the fifteenth century. One of the first such betrothals was between Camilla d’Aragono and Constanzo Sforza and it is documented in a series of miniatures now in the Vatican. Prophetically for Eros Rose Diamonds, these paintings show the divinity Hymen adorned in a garland of roses consecrating the union of the two lovers and their diamond ring with his flaming torch.

John Hatleberg is a visionary. He prepared for the advent of Eros Rose Diamonds for decades. His lifelong obsession within the Mineral Kingdom fostered this caliber of magic. His is a singular perspective on the allure of jewels. His primary belief is that jewels are primal, living and and seductive. Out of nowhere at the age of ten Hatleberg expressed his desire to learn how to cut gems. He began by fashioning agate cabochons with a class of retirees in the basement of a suburban rec center. Today, he is recognized as the world authority on creating exact replicas of Famous Diamonds for their owners. It has been his privilege to have worked with the Hope, Centenary, Dresden

HATLEBERG’S DIAMOND MINE
JOHN HATLEBERG IN HIS STUDIO

Green, Eureka, Incomparable, Guinea Star, Portuguese, Blue Heart, Victoria Transvaal, Shah Jahan Table Cut, Excelsior I , McLean-Duchess of Windsor, Oppenheimer, Millennium Star, “Lili”, Pink Star, Jonker, Light of Peace, Wittelsbach-Graff, French Blue and Tavernier Diamonds. These are the most powerful of the world’s gems and they inspire.

This ‘conceptual gemologist’ is also recognized for the diversity of his work with jewels. Hatleberg has been known to vaporize diamonds to create Diamond Air, laser pure gold tattoos, make mirrors of meteorites and sandwich holograms in gems. His “Hope Diamond Chocolates” are created from a mold he made of the actual diamond. His studio fills with gems that speak to life and gems that were once alive. His cabinet of curiosities contain snails that have miraculously turned into opal and emerald over the millennia. There is a pearl colossus that appears so uncannily to be a heart that people have sensed it beating. There is a miniature Venus de Milo pearl whose likeness would have charmed the goddess herself. Such are the makings of his Eros Rose Diamonds. John Hatleberg’s uniquely honed and fantastical path was required to coax these softly petalled jewels into being.