What Are Lab-Created Gemstones ?

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Lab-Created Gemstones

are chemically, physically and optically identical to those mined underground — but they have fewer flaws, a lighter carbon footprint and cost less, too. 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.

They're not gem imitations - Lab-created gemstones are a real deal !

They are grown in a laboratory but are identical chemically, physically and optically to natural gems while an imitation gemstone, also artificially made, does not follow nature’s recipe, so it’s completely different physically, chemically and optically from the natural gem it copies.

How are they made ?

The mineral composition of lab-created stones is created through a process similar to what nature does beneath the earth over millions of years, but in a lab at a fraction of the time, and for a fraction of the cost of mining. The main distinction is natural gems typically have inclusions from the crystallization process — gases and other minerals mixing during the molten stage of stone creation. Because lab-created stones rely on a steady, controlled process of applying minerals, heat and pressure, they usually have fewer inclusions. So you get high-quality lab-created stones, and their prices are significantly lower than their natural gemstone counterparts. With different setting options, from sterling silver to gold in many colors and karats, lab-created stones provide choices Mother Nature can’t give in the same way.

Why are lab-created stones a serious consideration ?

" I've decided that I am totally against jewelry. So I have all fake. There's no reason to have real diamonds. People think it's real anyway." Liza Minnelli

Gemstones in jewelry are colorful, romantic and personal. They mean something different to each wearer. To some, they're badges of wealth and success — think Hollywood stars at award shows dripping with rubies or emeralds. To others, they're meaningful as birthstones, symbolic for their legendary power, or simply beloved as a favorite signature color. Not to forget to mention the color effect on our mental and emotional mood- It simply feels good and allows the wearer to show a unique and assertive part of his/ her personality. In addition to getting a rare, top-quality fine gemstone many consumers are attracted to lab-created stones for valuable reasons:

Environmentally speaking, lab-created stones do not tax natural resources the way the process for natural gems does — no mines are dug, the labs use a fraction of the utilities and resources necessary for a mining operation and leave behind less pollutants.

From a humanitarian view they will not leave "blood traces" nor do they provide for exploitation of continents, which lead to an economic and social imbalance and refugee flows. Lab-created stone jewelry support also a personal freedom - walking free without any body guard .

They are the perfect companion for traveling, when you want to leave your very expensive jewelry at home, or when you want to look like you have very expensive baubles — or both!
Next to natural, nothing that can compare to a fine lab-created stone.


Whether you’re buying a gift or treating yourself, purchase lab-created stone jewelry we  discloses what your stone is and how to care for it.

Just as there are different quality levels in natural gems, the same goes for lab-created stones. Make sure you understand what you’re getting for the money you’re spending, especially when paying a premium for a piece. It’s worth exploring the possibilities to grow your jewelry wardrobe with classic styles and cutting-edge designs using stunning lab-created stones.Only you and your jeweler need to know! 


La Mia Cara Jewelry - Unique and Assertive

La Mia Cara Jewelry - Unique and Assertive

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