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Are lab created gemstones real?

Also referred to as “synthetic,” lab-created gemstones are in fact real and genuine; just man-made instead of mined from the earth. Believe it or not, lab gemstones are chemically, physically and optically identical to their natural counterparts!

What is Chatham Created emerald?

Chatham lab-created emeralds are not fakes, rather they are REAL emeralds grown in a laboratory. With Chatham, you get gem quality, top color emeralds for a fraction of the price of natural emeralds. Best of all, Chatham emeralds are eye-clean, meaning there are no inclusions visible to the naked eye.

What does it mean lab created emerald?

Answer: A lab-created emerald is a real emerald but not a natural emerald. Synthetic emeralds are some of the most expensive synthetic gems. The methods used to create them in labs require expensive equipment. The process is slow and energy intensive, and the yield of facetable material is low.

What is Chatham gemstone?

Chatham Gemstones are a stunning addition to any one of our rings! These Lab created gemstones duplicate what is found in the nature and have identical chemical properties. They are an affordable way to own a beautiful gemstone at a fraction of the price of a mined gemstone.

How can you tell if a emerald is lab created?

A genuine emerald does not sparkle with fire, as do gemstones such as diamonds, moissanite or peridot. If you hold up an emerald to a source of light, it will shine but with a dull fire. There will be no rainbow flashes emitting from the stone. If the stone does sparkle and have intense fire, it is likely a fake.

How much are Chatham emeralds worth?

The price difference between the finest lab-grown and mined emerald of the same size and quality can be as much as $100,000 per carat! Chatham lab-grown emeralds are available in a wide variety of shapes that are almost impossible to find in mined emeralds….Chatham Lab-Grown Emerald.


Are Chatham emeralds real?

Chatham created emeralds have the color of the finest Colombian emeralds… gorgeous green with bluish undertones. They are not imitation emeralds, rather they are REAL emeralds carefully grown in their natural crystal habit, shown left. Top quality natural emeralds with nice color are rare and extremely expensive.

Are Chatham emeralds valuable?

Top quality natural emeralds with nice color are rare and extremely expensive. Thankfully, Chatham created emeralds are beautiful and affordable. Because Chatham emeralds are grown in a controlled environment, it’s easier to yield the best the color and quality.

What is a Chatham alexandrite?

Lab grown Chatham Alexandrite is an emerald by day, ruby by night. Alexandrite’s are a rare variety of the mineral chrysoberyl that changes color from bluish-green in daylight to purplish-red in incandescent light.

What is a Chatham sapphire?

Lab grown Chatham Blue Sapphire is the gem of truth and loyalty, which makes this gemstone a perfect choice. The rich velvety blue of twilight, sapphire is a peaceful color you’ll never get tired of seeing. Chatham’s lab grown blue sapphires have a silky blue color and pure clarity seen in only the best of mined gems.