The world of jewelry is filled with necklaces, rings, earrings and other unique items crafted using a rainbow of gorgeous gemstones. Some are created with natural stones while others are fashioned with man-made alternatives, some of which are superior in brilliance and appearance than the real deal. It’s important to keep in mind that high-quality, man-made stones are not always created in an effort to deceive. And, just because a gemstone is lab-created, it shouldn’t be viewed as low-quality. Keep reading to find out why!
The most common terms used to describe gemstones, many of which are synonymous of one another, include: