Lab-grown diamonds are becoming more popular these days and now a surprising source is getting in the gem game - Hidden Valley Ranch. Yep, the salad dressing makers. They’ve created a first-of-its-kind diamond that’s made from actual Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning.
“Last year, when one of our custom Valentine's Day bottles was used in a marriage proposal, we were inspired,” explains Deb Crandall, the brand's marketing director. “We saw a love of ranch become part of one of life's most beautiful moments. It made us wonder, how can we make this act of love even more memorable.”
So how does ranch seasoning become a diamond? According to Hidden Valley:
- The Ranch Diamond started as their ranch seasoning that was heated to 25-hundred degrees, then crushed under 400-tons of pressure.
- A short five months later, it became a lab-produced two-carat diamond that was polished and given a round brilliant cut before being set in a 14K white gold band.
- The HVR diamond is now up for auction at TheRanchDiamond.com and all of the proceeds will be going to the charity Feeding America.
- Bidding is open until March 17th and HVR promises the winning bidder will get the ring by March 20th, which happens to be National Proposal Day.
SOURCE: Food and Wine