rUBY is the birthstone for July and all my Ruby pieces are currently discounted. Also Peridot pieces are a bargain right now (you can get ahead for those August birthdays)! Discount added at checkout. Please message me with any questions!💎💕

CREATED GEMSTONES


Now, let's dive into a bit of gemstone history, shall we? Back in 1902, there was a French chemist named Auguste Verneuil, and he was the wizard behind the curtain when it comes to making synthetic gemstones. You see, these clever folks added chemical dopants into the mix and voilà, they could whip up artificial versions of beloved gems like Ruby, all the natural hues of Sapphire, and even shades you'd never find in nature. It's like a gemstone laboratory extravaganza!
Now, here's the cool part – these lab-grown beauties are like identical twins to their underground-mined siblings. Chemically, physically, and optically, they're pretty much indistinguishable. But here's the kicker – they're often more budget-friendly. Who doesn't love a good deal, right? Those precious, rare, and wallet-busting natural gems like Sapphires, Emeralds, and Rubies sometimes take a back seat to their lab-made counterparts.
You might hear these lab-grown wonders called synthetic, cultured, or created stones, and guess what? I always make sure to tell you when a gem is rocking that lab-made label.
Now, if you're not a gemology expert, spotting the difference isn't always easy. But one clue is that created gems tend to be kinda flawless because they're grown in a controlled, loving environment. Now, this isn't to say that a perfect gem is automatically fake, but if it's a natural flawless beauty, well, be prepared to dig deep into your pockets because those are rare and pricey. You see, big, flawless natural gems are as elusive as unicorns, and people pay a pretty penny for them. But if you stumble upon a gem that's big, near-perfect, and vibrant in color, and it doesn't drain your bank account, you might be holding a lab-created gem in your hand.
Oh, and a quick tip – in this collection, you won't find Cubic Zirconia, except maybe as accent stones or halos. If you're on the hunt for the dazzling Diamond simulant, go ahead and check out the Stone Set collections. 💍✨💎