Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab Grown Diamonds
Lab Grown Diamonds (Lab cultured, man made diamonds) Lab grown diamonds--unlike CZ and other simulants--are REAL diamonds. Lab grown diamonds have nearly the same physical and optical properties of natural diamonds. It is virtually impossible to distinguish with the naked eye and requires special equipment to identify a lab grown...

Synthetic Gem

Synthetic Gem
By GIA.EDU A synthetic gem material is one that is made in a laboratory, but which shares virtually all chemical, optical, and physical characteristics of its natural mineral counterpart, though in some cases, namely synthetic turquoise and synthetic opal, additional compounds can be present.Synthetic gem crystals have been manufactured since...

EMERALD HISTORY

EMERALD HISTORY
by www.GIA.EDU Emerald’s lush green has soothed souls and excited imaginations since antiquity. Its name comes from the ancient Greek word for green, “smaragdus.” Rome’s Pliny the Elder described emerald in his Natural History, published in the first century AD: “…nothing greens greener” was his verdict. He described the use...

February Birth Stone AMETHYST

February Birth Stone AMETHYST
By www.GIA.edu Amethyst is the birthstone for February and the gem for the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries. Amethyst was as expensive as ruby and emerald until the 19th Century, when Brazil’s large deposits were discovered. It was believed to prevent intoxication—amethystos means “not drunk” in ancient Greek. Today, as...