LAB-GROWN GEMSTONES

Source from Nature, More than Natural.

Lab-Grown Gemstones

Source from Nature, More than Natural.

Why Lab-Grown Gemstones?

With the world positively imbibing the culture of a more sustainable environment, the jewelry industry has been innovating with lab-grown gemstones. These alternatives to mined gems are very ethical and sustainable. With them, there are fewer environmental problems derived from carbon emissions, land destruction, and even ethical challenges that are common with mined minerals.

What's Lab-Grown Gemstone?

Lab-grown gemstones are created in the laboratory. Although they are not mined from miles underground like natural gemstones, both natural and lab-grown gemstones have the same chemical, physical and optical properties. For this reason, lab-grown gemstones are considered to be genuine gemstones. Please remember that lab-grown gemstones are not synthetic gemstones. Synthetic gemstones have a similar appearance to natural gemstones but are made of a completely different material.

What Are Lab-Grown Gemstones?

Lab-grown gemstones are created in the laboratory. Although they are not mined from miles underground like natural gemstones, both natural and lab-grown gemstones have the same chemical, physical and optical properties. For this reason, lab-grown gemstones are considered to be genuine gemstones. Please remember that lab-grown gemstones are not synthetic gemstones. Synthetic gemstones have a similar appearance to natural gemstones but are made of a completely different material.

How Are Lab-Grown Gemstones Made?

Growing gems in a laboratory rather than mining them are like making ice in the freezer instead of finding it in a lake. Place the starter material and water in a container, then put the container into a controlled environment: a freezer. Create the right conditions of temperature and time and ice crystals will form. The freezer ice will usually be cleaner and more perfect than lake ice because you can carefully control the environment. But it’s still ice, just like the ice that forms in nature.

Since different gemstones form in different ways, there are also different laboratory methods of gemstone production:

  • Flame fusion or Verneuil Process: A crystal growth technology that involves the melting of powdered chemicals using high heat. The melted compound is crystallized to form the required gemstone using a rotating pedestal.
  • Crystal Pulling or Czochralski Process: The gemstone crystal is made to grow by inserting a seed gemstone into the melted compound in a crucible. Solidified crystals will begin to form around this seed.
  • Hydrothermal Growth: Common method in emerald. It involves dissolving the needed nutrients in water using very high pressure. As the solution cools, the gemstone crystal forms.
  • Flux Growth: Gemstone nutrients are dissolved in another material known as flux which can dissolve the elements at a lower temperature, and then be forced to precipitate into crystalline form.
  • Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD): One of the processes to create lab-grown diamonds. It works by using high pressure and temperature to break down methane into carbon and hydrogen. The atomic hydrogen formed helps the free carbon to form diamonds.

It is extremely rare to find natural gemstones without inclusions. This is because most inclusions occur for internal factors that arise while a gem is forming. The good thing with lab-created gemstones is that they beat the chances of inclusion by a large margin, providing us with flawless and high clarity gemstones. Therefore, Lab-grown can be designed to have the best cut, polishing, and the most beautiful mount.

NOTICE: We don’t manufacture gemstones, but we have long-term stable cooperation with a gemstone supplier. We promise that every gemstone we buy is ethically sourced.

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It is extremely rare to find natural gemstones without inclusions. This is because most inclusions occur for internal factors that arise while a gem is forming. The good thing with lab-created gemstones is that they beat the chances of inclusion by a large margin, providing us with flawless and high clarity gemstones. Therefore, Lab-grown can be designed to have the best cut, polishing, and the most beautiful mount.

NOTICE: We don’t manufacture gemstones, but we have long-term stable cooperation with a gemstone supplier. We promise that every gemstone we buy is ethically sourced.

It is extremely rare to find natural gemstones without inclusions. This is because most inclusions occur for internal factors that arise while a gem is forming. The good thing with lab-created gemstones is that they beat the chances of inclusion by a large margin, providing us with flawless and high clarity gemstones. Therefore, Lab-grown can be designed to have the best cut, polishing, and the most beautiful mount.

NOTICE: We don’t manufacture gemstones, but we have long-term stable cooperation with a gemstone supplier. We promise that every gemstone we buy is ethically sourced.