(Closed) Lab Created Gems – Tacky Gifts?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Do lab created gems in jewelry make tacky gifts?
    Yes : (3 votes)
    10 %
    Maybe/Sometimes : (4 votes)
    14 %
    No : (22 votes)
    76 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    As long as it is a lab created stone- it is a “real” stone- I mean, the chemical properties are the same, it is just “perfect” because it is flawless.

    However, I do not personally prefer ‘alternatives’ like glass, or crystal. 

    I think lab created stones are great because they might be more environmental and socially responsible.

    Post # 4
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    No one will be able to tell the difference, you’re fine!

    Post # 5
    3142 posts
    Sugar bee

    Nooooooooooooo!  I would love that gift personally and would be very grateful

    Post # 6
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    PS I made DH’s ring with a lab created Alexandrite because I did a pour cast with the stone in place – it has to be a perfect stone, or it could crack from the inclusions. 

    He loves it and gets lots of compliments.

    Post # 8
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think it will be a great gift!!

    Post # 9
    2025 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Pfft – that sounds like a great gift. As far as I’m concerned if it’s a colored stone I don’t care where it comes from. This may be naive on my part, but the only thing that I’d prefer naturally grown over lab created would be a diamond. But even with that, I wouldn’t be upset with a gift from someone other than my SO that was less than a diamond 🙂 I love Peridot colored stones for example, but I don’t care what or how it’s made, I just like the color.

    Post # 10
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    FI’s grandma gave me a lab created ruby set and I love it! It’s so pretty and it really doesn’t matter how much it cost or where it originated from as long as it’s still well-made.

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