The key differences between natural and lab-created gemstones

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The key differences between natural and labcreated gemstones
There is hardly anyone who isn't captivated by the sheer beauty of high-quality
gemstones. These organic stones are mined all around the world, and as each
region has different geographic attributes, they also offer a different resource of
rocks and crystals otherwise known as gemstones. Gemstones are organic
formations, hardened chemical and mineral substances which become solid rocks
and crystals with unique and diverse attributes.
Due to their high value which is unaffected by crisis or inflation, many people buy
loose gemstones as an investment. The most valuable gemstones in the world are
part of the „ big four” which consists of diamond, ruby, emerald, and sapphire
being the highest valued gemstones in the world.
Gemstones are mostly sold being incorporated into various types of jewelry. The
price of a given piece of jewelry depends on the size (carat), quality and cut of the
gemstones, as well as the design of the piece of jewelry.
Natural gemstones for sale
Natural Gemstones are in high demand due to their value, rarity, and beauty. As
most people cannot afford to buy high profile jewelry consisting of multiple types
of gemstones, such as natural Blue Sapphire, scientists have recently come up
with a handy solution, both in order to make gemstones more affordable for a
larger audience and to lower the risks of counterfeiting to create gemstones in an
artificial way in a controlled lab environment.
About lab-created gems
It can take decades, if not centuries for a gemstone to form naturally. It's because
the process needs a very specific environment which includes temperature
changes, volcanic activity, air-pressure changes and many other events which all
need to come together at the right time. In addition to that, it takes a substantial
amount of time, money and resources to find a new areas for mining gemstones.
Finding the proper way to create lab-created gemstones would instantly eliminate
all these costs, making a gemstone much more affordable. Also, lab created
gemstones would use the same amount of chemicals, minerals, air pressure and
other conditions which are necessary for creating a gemstone in nature. However,
when the process is done in a controlled lab environment, the process will only
take weeks or months instead of decades and centuries.
Of course, the elimination of this organic rarity would also diminish the price of a
gemstone. This is exactly why, if a gemstone is lab-created such as in the case of
Lab Created Sapphire, it’s compulsory for a jeweler to provide the customer this
information. Lab created gemstones have the tendency to change the jewelry
market and make many beautiful gemstones more affordable for a wider
audience at a much lower price.
In addition to that, lab-created gemstones are the perfect choice for those who
primarily look for jewelry for its beauty and not for its value.
Lab created gemstones look astonishingly similar to the organic gemstones. It’s
only a well-trained gemologist who can differentiate between the two, usually by
the lab created gemstone not containing those natural flaws and impurities and
other slight imperfections which are an integral part of a natural gemstone.
Last but not least, lab-created gemstones are eco-friendly and they are definitely
an important part of the future of jewelry-making.

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