Post # 1
I’m considering getting my mom 5mm white sapphire studs from a reputable jewelry store.
Just wondering, do you think its cheap to gift lab created jewelry? (Note – nearly all my mom’s other jewelry is cheap stuff she buys from walmart/drug store, type places. And she’s super frugal. So, I think it’d be nice to give her something of nice quality (that’s still in my student price range)
Post # 3
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
No one will be able to tell the difference, you’re fine!
Post # 5
Nooooooooooooo! I would love that gift personally and would be very grateful
Post # 6
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 # 7
ok, thanks! Lots of no’s. I was worried it’d be more split. I assume I should still tell her its lab created, because otherwise it would look like I spent more than I did.
Post # 8
I think it will be a great gift!!
Post # 9
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
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.