LAB-CREATED GEMSTONES 101
Gems grown in a lab are identical to naturally occurring stones in every sense: chemically, physically, and optically. Costly and rare natural jewels, such as sapphire, emerald, and ruby, are favorite lab-created stones.
About the Creation Process
The mineral composition of lab-created stones is created with a process similar to what nature does beneath the earth over millions of years. However, it is done in a lab in a fraction of the time and for a fraction of the cost of mining.
What’s the Benefit?
The average person would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a natural and lab-created stone. It takes a trained eye, high magnification, and other instruments. The result is a high-quality, lab-created stone at a price that’s significantly lower than the natural gemstone counterpart.
Whatever your consideration when buying jewelry, lab-created gems are always an excellent option.