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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