Advanced technology is now able to produce any kind of synthetic aquamarine.
Lab created aquamarine
Of course emerald but also a complete range of other beryl colors such as red or pink bixbite, pale pink morganite, green beryl of any color saturation as well as blue-green (Paraiba) or aquamarine. These varieties of beryl are rare, and the size of natural stones does not exceed 1-3 ct. Therefore, pure samples of standard color weighing over ten carats can truly be categorized as collectible stones.
In addition, the technology enables growth of synthetic aquamarine of the colors, which are not typical for natural stones but are more commonly seen in other minerals. Such samples include bright crimson tourmaline-rubellite and deep blue Paraiba tourmaline, which are very much appreciated in jewelers for their incredible rarity and exceptional color appeal.
Such materials are popular among creative jewelry companies that offer new and original design jewelry for discerning buyers.
Comparison of recrystallized beryls and natural beryls
|Properties||Synthetic Beryl||Natural Beryl|
|Inclusions||АB quality: pure stones. CD quality: cracks, fogs and treatment holes, small gas bubbles, which occurred during crystal formation||Fogs, cracks, holes, double-phase inclusions, pyrite, calcite|
|Size of crystals||Length of 40-80 mm, Width of 3-10 mm||Variable|
Can aquamarine be lab created?
Lab grown aquamarine is much less expensive than natural, at least in part because it is less rare. Production costs are much lower, as well. Remember, lab created stones imitate the highest quality natural ones, at a fraction of the cost.
How do you know if Aquamarine is real?
By looking at its color. In its natural form, they have a pale blue color, which is similar to seawater. They may have a slight green or yellow tint as well. Naturally occurring gems have excellent clarity and transparency.
Natural aquamarine for sale in our gem shop
We make custom made aquamarine as engagement rings, necklaces, stud earrings, bracelets, pendants… Please contact us for a quote.