Where to buy lab-created gemstones (particularly sapphires)

posted 3 years ago in Rings
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Busy bee

I don’t know about lab created but le vian has lab enhanced sapphires. they are still mined gems but enhanced to be a lighter shade of blue.

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Bee Keeper

pmaliz:  Look on Amazon and Etsy. They have lots of stuff.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think Helzberg might have them. I’m not sure though. My friend got her engagement ring with a lab created white sapphire from them. It’s beautiful.

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Busy bee

a_day_at_the_fair:  I guess some people don’t like how dark natural blue sapphires can be. at least thats how the saleswoman explained it to me. personally I prefer them dark almost black so I buy my sapphires natural and non enhanced.

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Helper bee

I’ve heard good things about geolite.com. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

Have you tried betterthandiamond.com?

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Helper bee

I second betterthandiamond 

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

stuller carries Chatham lab created gems, but I think you’ll have to have your jeweler order them for you.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I bought some beautiful lab sapphires from vivicgems. They cost next to nothing, but are really stunning.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Jewlery TV, jtv.com.  Love them!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

 

future.mrs.koban:  a_day_at_the_fair:  

Sapphires come in a range of colors and shades. The enhancement is probably to make the color brighter and to give the stones better clarity.

 

pmaliz:  Can I ask why you are insistant on a lab created stone? There are plenty of ethical alterantive mined stones. When you go this route and buy cutter direct you are supporting a family mine, and an artisian cutter. When you buy a lab stone you are creating a carbon footprint and supporting a machine putting artisians out of business. Just a thought, and its why we bought my stone cutter direct.

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