Acquiring natural gemstones in real life is exceedingly difficult for an ordinary man. The high cost and rareness of the natural gemstones become the primary reason behind its unavailability among the users. Even though users applaud the beauty and metaphysical characteristics of the Simulated Gemstone, but, they can’t afford these stones due to the reasons as mentioned above.
Over the years, to compensate the depletion of natural gemstones, scientist and gemologist have developed several techniques and processes to mimic the real stones physical & chemical characteristics inside the lab and created synthetic stone replicas of genuine stones. The advantage of producing gemstones inside the lab is that it incurs less cost and create mirror images of natural stones.
According to an estimation, almost 90% of gemstones are treated or enhanced in the lab by the scientists and gemologists. There are different procedures for creating synthetic stones in the lab, which eventually produces various types of artificial stones. The main two types of artificial stones which majorly prevails in the market are synthetic stones and simulated stones.
However, most of the gem buyers presume that both stones fall under the category of Man-made or lab-created stones. Nonetheless, there lie several differences b/w the simulated gemstones and synthetic stones. To know the difference read the following post.
What is Synthetic Stone:
Synthetic stones are created in the laboratory by the gem scientist using different tools and procedures. The chemical composition, physical and optical forms of the stone remains the same as natural stones. The genuine stone is isolated after mining and scientist use different techniques and procedures such as color treatments, heat treatments, and pressure to create synthetic stones.
However, the chemical composition or internal architecture of the stone remains identical to genuine stone. Since the natural gemstones are developed under the surveillance of the gemologist and scientist, so it preserves only a few inclusions and redundancies as compared to the natural stones. For instance: ruby, emerald, garnets, sapphire, and diamond.
What is Simulated Gemstone:
Simulated gemstones look more attractive and beautiful in comparison to the synthetic stones. The reason behind their angelic appearance is that simulated stones are only replicas or mimic of the original stones physical characteristic.
In fact, these stones do not have the same chemical composition as natural stones. These stones achieve an identical appearance as the real stones using several cheap materials such as glass and abrasives.
The primary intention behind creating these stones to make a huge profit. Therefore, the cost of production is kept as low as possible while developing these stones in the lab.
Simulated stones are primarily being used in fashion jewelry. However, one can’t wear this stone supposing it will bring metaphysical or healing properties the same as wearing natural gemstones.
Because these stones are developed with the intention of achieving the same appearance as real stones using cheap and lookalike materials; so one should not expect it to convey the same benefits as wearing natural gemstones bestow in one’s life.
Often simulated stones are being sold falsely by labeling it as natural stones. However, to distinguish between real and simulated stone, you must remember one thing that natural stone contains inclusions and may have a dull appearance but the simulated stone would appear crystal clear.