Lab Created Gems

I get asked more and more often for Lab Created Gems. With the cost of natural rough gems going up every year, these lab grown crystals do make sense if you are looking for a beautiful stone, in a nice size and at a nice price. To replace these lab created gems with comparable natural stones would typically cost thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. This makes the lab created gems a reasonable choice for practical people.

All the gemstones are made from crystals that are grown using technologies that reproduce the prices of natural formation. The physical properties of the produced crystals, including chemical composition, correspond to those of natural gems.

Commissioning a Lab Created Stone

Since the results are much more predictable for me than natural stones, I have decided to take on commissioned work on lab created material I have in stock. I will also be adding more materials and colors this year as the demand dictates.

The price of the stones will depend on the material, as certain crystals are more expensive than others, and even with in a gem type, certain colors are more expensive as they are more difficult to grow. However, all stones will start at $150, as the cutting time even for a small stone is still there.

Cutting matched pairs with cost a bit more, as there is more time required and also additional lost material.

Below are the lab materials and an example of a cut stone for the materials I have in stock. Choose one of the 4 cut designs show in the computer animations. You can pick a calibrated size and then I'll cut it to the exact mm size indicated. There is a slight extra charge for this as there is more time involved. Other wise the size will be approximately what you select.

Use the calculators below to first calculate the approximate weight of the stone, and then the approximate price.

The Designs

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Signature Round

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Square Cushion

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Oval

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Emerald

Gem Weight and Price Calculator

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There is a $50 non refundable deposit.

The payment of the balance is due at the completion of the work.

Returns on commissions gems - The return policy is the same as described here for any other gem with the exception of the deposit is not refundable unless there were significant departures from the agreed upon specifications for the gem. Should the gem end up significantly outside the agreed upon expectations, then the customer is entitled to a full refund less any shipping costs.

Once you have decided to go ahead with a stone, it's best to email, text or call me to discuss the details, and then ONLY after we agree on the size and shape, make a deposit to hold the rough and your place in any cutting queue that may exist. You can use the button below to make the deposit with PayPal, or you could text me an Apple Pay Cash deposit @ 717-982-7124

Ruby

$70 per ct

Natural rubies are one of the most expensive stones, so here is a chance to get a nice sized stone, with perfect color and clarity at a cost you can afford.

Flame Fusion process

Can be cut in sizes up to 12 mm.

Padparadscha Sapphire

$70 per ct

This has been a very popular stone, as finding a natural one is quite expensive.

Flame Fusion process

These can be cut in sizes up to 10 mm.

Blue Sapphire - Color 1

$100 per ct

A medium tone blue sapphire. This is the highest quality lab grown sapphire material.

Hydrothermal process

Can be cut in sizes up to 16 mm.

Blue Sapphire - Color 2

$115 per ct

A medium tone blue sapphire with a touch of teal. This is the highest quality lab grown sapphire material.

Hydrothermal process

Can be cut in sizes up to 5.5 mm.

Pink Sapphire

$70 per ct

A bright intense pink color.

Flame Fusion process

Can be cut in sizes up to 10 mm

Purple Sapphire

$70 per ct

A very pretty bright purple color.

Flame Fusion process

Can be cut in sizes up to 10 mm.

Yellow Sapphire

$70 per ct

A medium light yellow stone.

Flame Fusion process

Can be cut in sizes up to 10 mm.

Emerald

$140 per ct

Columbian Emerald color. Much nicer in person than the photos. Cleanest material.

Can be cut in sizes up to 9 mm widths

Emerald

$130 per ct

Columbian Emerald color. Much nicer in person than the photos. Cleanest material.

Can be cut in sizes up to 9 mm widths

Electric Cobalt Blue Spinel

$110 per ct

This is the best cobalt blue spinel you will ever see. The color is an electric cobalt blue, just fantastic. Almost impossible to distinguish from natural crystals.

Produced by the Czochralski process

Can be cut in sizes up to 18 mm.

Blue Spinel

$75 per ct

A strong cobalt blue color.

Flame Fusion process

Can be cut in sizes up to 14 mm.

Blue Spinel - Medium tone

$75 per ct

A very pretty primary blue, with a medium tone.

Flame Fusion Process

Can be cut in sizes just over 8 mm.

Red Spinel

$110 per ct

A hot red color, looks like the finest Mahenge Spinel. The best red lab spinel available.

Produced by the Czochralski process

Can be cut in sizes up to 16 mm.

Spinel Mint Green

$65 per ct

A bright mint green color.

Can be cut in sizes up to 14 mm

Alexandrite

$130 per ct

Color changes from a teal blue to purple red depending on the light source. In daylight they are a strong teal blue, incandescent becomes the red/purple color. Every one is a bit different. These make very attractive stones, but do need good lighting to fully appreciate.

Can be cut in sizes up to 9 mm. Too large and they will become dark.

YAG - Paraiba Color

$75 per ct

Yttrium Aluminium Garnet has the cubic crystal structure of natural garnet. Often called synthetic garnet. These stones are very hard with a hardness of 8.5. This material has been very popular. Stones in person have more 'punch' than the camera can capture.

Can be cut in sizes up to 9 mm.

YAG - Tsavorite Color

$75 per ct

Yttrium Aluminium Garnet has the cubic crystal structure of natural garnet. Often called synthetic garnet. These stones are very hard with a hardness of 8.5. This material has been very popular. Makes a nice replacement at the fraction of a nature tsavorite. Color is nicer in person.

Can be cut in sizes up to 9 mm.

YAG - Yellow Neon Color

$75 per ct

Yttrium Aluminium Garnet has the cubic crystal structure of natural garnet. Often called synthetic garnet. These stones are very hard with a hardness of 8.5. This material has been very popular. The color of this material is a neon yellow.

Can be cut in sizes up to 9 mm.

Cut Geometry

People often ask about the height of a stone, or some call it the depth. It's kind of confusing term, and means different things to different people.

Almost all cuts are made up of 3 parts. The Pavilion, the Crown and the Girdle. In the diagram here, the Pavilion is shown as P, the Crown as C. A jeweler is mainly concerned with the P dimension as they build the setting. They are not that concerned with the crown heigh generally. Most people when they measure a stone are measuring from the table to the culet or C + P + girdle thickness. This is not a real useful dimension for your jeweler, as it doesn't tell them how much room is needed to seat the stone. Some stones can have a really high crown, at times the crown dimension or C can exceed the P dimension.

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