Sapphire is most durable and tough gemstone,
although you must know there is only natural gem
harder than sapphire is diamond. Sapphire is harder
but if it will be handled roughly it can get chipped or
scratches. Therefore it is important to handle it
carefully. However, the most beautiful and valuable
sapphire color is blue, also known as Kashmir
sapphire or cornflower blue sapphire.
Even though another valuable man made sapphire hue is very precious and rare
known as orange-pink Padparadscha. Color changing sapphires are super exotic
and dazzling form which displays varieties of colors depends on the lighting.
Besides, natural light delivers blue color of color changing sapphire while in
artificial light the color shows on is violet. Pink and yellow sapphire has become
increasingly popular as several designers use them in their jewelry.
Lab-made sapphire
Synthetic sapphire was first made in 1902. The verneull process is used to create
man-made sapphire. It is fact only experts can identify natural sapphire and lad
made sapphire. Yet according to experts, there are few features need to consider if
you want to identify natural sapphire. But still, it will be hard to identify synthetic
and natural sapphire by any common person.
Sapphires are well known and highly prized gemstone. Dazzling beauty and super
hardness of sapphire make it ideal for jewelry. The demand of this gemstone has
been increased in last few decades, therefore, is thought to be synthesized. Rubies
and sapphires are the first ever gemstones which are synthesized. Now it has been
almost 100 years when first lab created sapphire was made. Nowadays some of
the advanced technological methods are used to make synthesized sapphires and
red garnet. The process requires high-quality expertise and proper insight.
How are lab grown sapphires developed?
Gemstones are made or develop with the right combination of interactive minerals
with proper chemical and physical situation. This is the same formula required
under the earth or in the laboratory, according to experts developing synthesized
gems are time and cost saving than mining. The fact is somewhere right according
to manufacturer’s perspective but original is after all original.
To develop synthesized sapphire physical and chemical processes occur under
controlled condition and these processes are controlled and accelerated by experts
in the lab. With these processes, mineral composition and combination are taken
place. Two major types of methods are used in developing artificial sapphire which
is melt processes and solution processes. Melt process includes melting aluminum
oxide within sapphire droplet while solution process is the method of growing
sapphire crystals through solutions.
Are lab-created sapphires really sapphires?
According to atomic structure and crystal habit lab made sapphires are exactly
the same as natural sapphires. These are made from the same material and both are
identified as forms of corundum. These are also beautiful as natural blue
sapphire but being a consumer you should know what you are paying for.
However, it is not easy to identify natural gemstones for sale and synthesized
sapphire. Therefore it is better to go and Order Loose Gemstones where you
know these are synthesized.