Buying a Lab Created Emerald Ring
Lab Created Emerald Ring
If you have ever wished you could afford jewelry made with precious gems, you are not alone. You might be surprised by your options, though. Today, jewelers are selling items that have been created in laboratories which look as good, if not better, than gems mined around the world.
A lab created emerald ring, for instance, could be yours for much less than the price of a ring set with a regular emerald. The price of this man made alternative is much less than that of mined gems, whether you are talking about emeralds or other stones.
As for the differences between a naturally occurring and a man made emerald ring, there is something you will want to take note of. Your scientifically created stone has, according to Wikipedia, a deeper hue and no impurities. How is it possible that your clear emerald is so inexpensive?
When emeralds are mined, they have flaws in them which, according to experts, are filled with synthetic materials. When held to a light, the consumer can see these flaws but is awed by the beauty of what otherwise amounts to a hard won natural stone. Mining is an expensive process, and this cost is passed on to the consumer.
In the case of lab made gems, they are created in a controlled setting, not by the rigors of nature. There are two ways in which emeralds are made in a lab according to gem authorities. One uses extreme heat and pressure on minerals to grow crystals. Another method grows crystals at a lower temperature. The former option is preferred, however, because at low heat, the result is often a stone that is not completely clear of impurities. Expect to pay more for heat-treated man made gems, but still less than for naturally occurring stones because making them in a lab is simply less expensive in every way. Even so, the costs will be worth your while.
Another advantage of buying emeralds made in a lab is that they are easier on the environment. Mining puts the earth under terrible strain, and while there are many jobs in the industry for people all over the globe, there are also many environmental costs involved in the process. Jewelers and designers make mention of the fact that, although energy is required to create heat and pressure, this is nothing compared with the devastation of mining on a country’s landscape. Moreover, if a gem of any kind is produced in a laboratory, then there is no need to worry about ‘conflict’ stones.
At the same time that a consumer and jeweler unite to reduce their carbon footprint, they are also agreeing that there is nothing like the real thing, and that is what a man made emerald is: a real emerald, not a fake. This is no plastic fantasy or a toy made from glue, but an authentic article which is the same as its counterpart in virtually every way.
In spite of the many savings involved in creating emeralds, there is nothing sacrificed in terms of beauty. Emerald rings of this kind come in all of the many creative settings and combinations that they always have when jewelry designers have used natural emeralds. Their intense green is complemented by both gold and silver, making it a versatile choice. The stones can be made small enough to form a band featuring dainty stones, or shaped into hearts, octagons, circles and other shapes. Emeralds are used in designs for engagement rings, blending beautifully with lab created diamonds.
Rings are available in settings to suit all ages of consumers, including young jewelry lovers. Give your teen a gorgeous birthstone ring and feel that you are giving her something worth looking after. At the same time, you will not be paying the cost of her university education to give her a pretty gift.
Many matching items are also crafted from man made stones, such as earrings and bracelets. Considering how much less these items cost than jewelry set with naturally occurring gems, it might be affordable to purchase the entire set now instead of putting money into a layaway program so that you can own them all in a year or two.
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