Lab-grown stones are chemically, physically and optically identical to mined stones. They have been regarded as more environment friendly and they cost less too. These lab-grown gemstones have also become alternatives to gemstones that are rarer, harder to get and quite expensive. Some of the common lab-created stones are diamonds, sapphire, emerald, ruby and opal.
Lab-grown stones are far from gem imitations. On the one hand, an imitation gemstone is com-pletely different physically, chemically and optically from the natural gem it copies. On the other hand, lab-grown stones have the same composition as natural stones.
How They’re Made
Lab-grown stones undergo a similar process to what nature does beneath the earth over millions of years. They are created using the same pressure and heat in a machine at a fraction of the time, and for a fraction of the cost of mining. The main difference is that natural gems have inclusions from the crystallization process, such as gasses and other minerals. But because lab-created stones are made through a controlled process of applying minerals, heat and pressure, they usually have fewer inclusions. To an average person, the differences between a natural and lab-created stones are quite difficult to tell. It takes a trained eye and high magnification to identify the minute differences.
It is also worth noting that lab-created stones are better for the environment compared to natural gems because they do not tax natural resources the way mining of natural gems do. The process of creating stones in labs uses less resources and leaves behind less pollutants compared to a mining operation.
Lab-created stone jewellery is also great for traveling because you do not have to worry about carrying very expensive jewellery pieces on your trip. Wearing lab-created stone jellewery cre-ates the same effect of elegance and sophistication.
Whether for yourself or for someone special, make sure that you purchase your lab-created stone jewellery from a trusted jeweler. The quality of lab-created stones also varies just like how natural gems have different quality levels. Ensure that you are getting your money’s worth.
Grow your jewellery collection with classic styles and trendy designs using stunning lab-grown stones!
At Heart To Heart Jewellery, we guaranteed that all our lab-created Blue Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald are of superior quality and as beautiful as earth-mined gems. With a lab-created gem-stone, you get to own an extremely attractive gem without worrying about the environmental and humanitarian toll of mining natural gems.