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:
Eva Marie Volkin said:
Where does “glass filled” ruby fall in the value of rubies versus lab created or genuine?
It was great learning about ethically sourced diamonds, conflict-free diamonds, and lab-grown diamonds. very informative article!
Almaas Khan said:
Wow really interesting to learn about lab made gemstones. Does that mean in the future there might be a way to make diamonds in the lab and that might lead to a price fall?
At the end of the day – I guess it’s all about individual preferences. I’ve been becoming more open towards lab created gems recently. Other sources will also tell you they are real stones in every sense, as the stone is composed of the same elements as natural gems. The only difference is that one is man made and the other comes from the earth. Both are beautiful, in my opinion.
Great read! Very informative!
So I am guessing that “natural “ when seeing a stone online, is still real?
Well- informed post. Gemstone is my favorite jewelry piece. Thanks for sharing.