About our cultured gems
Our created gemstones are cultured just as many pearls are. Natural components are placed in an environment created to duplicate nature. Once the required combination of chemical and environmental factors is created, the crystals grow over time.
Under laboratory conditions, computers control temperatures, while foreign materials found in the earth are eliminated from our starting chemicals. This makes our crystal growth more predictable and consistent.
As a result, crystals are grown with identical physical, chemical, and optical properties to those found in nature.
The rubies and sapphires are synthetic corundum. The Columbian colored emeralds are synthetic beryl. The alexandrites are synthetic chrysoberyl and display a reddish-purple to bluish-green color change effect.
Quality of the Gemstones
The cut, polish, and symmetry of our cultured gems have been graded as very good to excellent by the North American Gemological Laboratory.