LAB-CREATED DIAMOND AND GEMSTONE JEWELRY GIFT GUIDE

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Publish Date: October 20, 2020

Lab-created diamonds and gemstones (also referred to as lab-grown or man-made) are identical to naturally occurring stones in every sense: chemically, physically, and optically. As an alternative to costly and rare natural diamonds and jewels, lab-created diamonds and gemstones provide remarkable beauty at an exceptional value.

Learn more about lab-created jewelry and explore KAY’s stunning selection, so you can find the perfect gift for that special someone—or a new addition to your collection!

HOW ARE LAB-CREATED DIAMONDS AND GEMSTONES MADE?

 

The mineral composition of a lab-created diamond or gemstone is made 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.


WHY CHOOSE LAB-CREATED JEWELRY?
 

The average person would be extremely 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 its natural counterpart.

Various gemstones scattered across a table

LAB-CREATED DIAMONDS BY KAY

Discover Lab-Created Diamonds by KAY, our dazzling collection of high-quality lab-created diamond jewelry. From showstopping rings and necklaces to eye-catching earrings and bracelets, get a bigger, bolder look at an exceptional value.

EXPLORE LAB-CREATED DIAMOND AND GEMSTONE JEWELRY

 

From birthdays to anniversaries to “just because”, gemstones make the perfect gift for every occasion. Find the right style with our gorgeous selection of lab-created diamond and gemstone jewelry.


Gemstone Alexandrite

ALEXANDRITE

 

Color: Changes from blue-green in daylight to purplish red under incandescent light
Durability: Relatively hard with excellent toughness; great for everyday wear
Birthstone: Alternative June birthstone
Anniversary: 55th anniversary gemstone

Often described as “emerald by day, ruby by night”, Alexandrite is popular for its color-changing properties. This remarkable gemstone is associated with luck, good fortune, and love.

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Diamond Gemstone

DIAMOND

 

Color: Comes in a variety of colors; colorless is the most popular
Durability: Very durable; great for everyday wear, but can be chipped if struck sharply
Birthstone: April
Anniversary: 60th anniversary gemstone 

Celebrated for its enduring elegance and sophistication, the diamond is a timeless favorite. Diamonds symbolize eternal love, invincibility, and fearlessness. 

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Emerald Gemstone

EMERALD

 

Color: Dark to medium green with hints of blue
Durability: Fair to poor toughness; wear with care, as emeralds can scratch and chip easily
Birthstone: May
Anniversary: 20th anniversary gemstone

Classic, elegant emerald has been adored by members of high society for thousands of years. Emerald is the gem of spring and symbolizes unchanging love, rebirth, and faithfulness. 

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Garnet Gemstone

GARNET

 

Color: Ranges from ruby red to smoky brown; deep red is the most common
Durability: Fair to good toughness; suitable for everyday wear
Birthstone: January
Anniversary: 2nd anniversary gemstone

Garnet gets its name from the pomegranate, bearing a striking resemblance to its seeds. Garnet is said to embody a number of virtuous attributes, including friendship, loyalty, and trust.

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Opal Gemstone

OPAL

 

Color: Typically white with colorful flecks, known as play-of-color
Durability: Fair to poor toughness; treat with extra care
Birthstone: October
Anniversary: 14th anniversary gemstone

Popular for its remarkable play-of-color, opal brilliantly displays a multitude of hues. This unique gemstone symbolizes hope, purity, and confidence, and is thought to spark creativity.

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Peridot Gemstone

PERIDOT

 

Color: Yellowish grass-green to darker olive-green
Durability: Fair to good toughness; suitable for everyday wear 
Birthstone: August
Anniversary: 16th anniversary gemstone

Gorgeous green peridot is known for renewal, healing, and robust health. This vibrant gemstone symbolizes luck, peace, strength, and success, and is thought to ward off evil.

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Ruby Gemstone

RUBY

 

Color: Ranges from soft pink to blood-red
Durability: Excellent toughness; great for everyday wear
Birthstone: July
Anniversary: 40th anniversary gemstone

Known for their fiery red color, rubies are often associated with pure love and passion. Rubies are thought to bring health, wisdom, courage, and success to wearers.

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Sapphire Gemstone

SAPPHIRE

 

Color: Ranges from pale baby blue to rich royal blue
Durability: Very good to excellent toughness; great for everyday wear
Birthstone: September
Anniversary: 45th anniversary gemstone

Members of royalty have long worn sapphire to signify their purity and wisdom. This alluring blue gemstone also symbolizes truth, faithfulness, and honesty.

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Education from the Experts

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LAB-CREATED DIAMONDS FAQs

Get answers to your most frequently asked questions about lab-created diamonds here.