Lab Created Gems

I get asked more and more often for Lab Created Gems. With the cost of natural rough gems going up every year, these lab grown crystals do make sense if you are looking for a beautiful stone, in a nice size and at a nice price. To replace these lab created gems with comparable natural stones would typically cost thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. This makes the lab created gems a reasonable choice for practical people.

All the gemstones are made from crystals that are grown using technologies that reproduce the prices of natural formation. The physical properties of the produced crystals, including chemical composition, correspond to those of natural gems.

Commissioning a Lab Created Stone

Since the results are much more predictable for me than natural stones, I have decided to take on commissioned work on lab created material I have in stock. I will also be adding more materials and colors this year as the demand dictates.

The price of the stones will depend on the material, as certain crystals are more expensive than others, and even with in a gem type, certain colors are more expensive as they are more difficult to grow. However, all stones will start at $150, as the cutting time even for a small stone is still there.

Cutting matched pairs with cost a bit more, as there is more time required and also additional lost material.

Below are the lab materials and an example of a cut stone for the materials I have in stock. Choose one of the 4 cut designs show in the computer animations. You can pick a calibrated size and then I'll cut it to the exact mm size indicated. There is a slight extra charge for this as there is more time involved. Other wise the size will be approximately what you select.

Use the calculators below to first calculate the approximate weight of the stone, and then the approximate price.

The Designs

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Signature Round

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Square Cushion

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Oval

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Emerald

( [StoneDia] ** 3 * [GemMaterial] * [Design] ) / 200
Weight Estimate: .000 ct.
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Matched Pair
Calibrated Size
Estimated Cost $ .00
max ( ( [CalcWeight] * [Cost] ) , 150 ) * [Pair] + [Calibrated]

There is a $50 non refundable deposit.

The payment of the balance is due at the completion of the work.

Returns on commissions gems - The return policy is the same as described here for any other gem with the exception of the deposit is not refundable unless there were significant departures from the agreed upon specifications for the gem. Should the gem end up significantly outside the agreed upon expectations, then the customer is entitled to a full refund less any shipping costs.

Once you have decided to go ahead with a stone, it's best to email, text or call me to discuss the details, and then after we agree on the size and shape, make a deposit to hold the rough and your place in any cutting queue that may exist. You can use the button below to make the deposit with PayPal, or you could text me an Apple Pay Cash deposit @ 717-982-7124

  • Ruby
  • $70 per ct.
  • Natural rubies are one of the most expensive stones, so here is a chance to get a nice size beautiful stone at a cost you can afford.
  • Can be cut in sizes up to 5 to 6 cts.
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  • Padparadscha Sapphire
  • $70 per ct.
  • This has been a very popular stone, as finding a natural one is quite expensive, and the cutting is almos alwys very poor.
  • Can be cut in sizes up 5 to 6 cts.
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  • Yellow Sapphire
  • $65 per ct
  • A pretty lighter tone stone, best in larger sizes as a small stone would become too light.
  • Can be cut in sizes up 5 to 6 cts.
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  • Pink Sapphire
  • $70 per ct.
  • A hot pink color, very popular.
  • Can be cut in sizes up 5 to 6 cts.
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  • Blue Sapphire
  • $100
  • This material is produced by the Hydrothermal method. This is the highest quality sapphire material using a seed of natural sapphire.
  • Can be cut in large sizes up to 7+ cts.
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  • Blue Sapphire
  • $110
  • This material is produced by the Hydrothermal method. This is the highest quality sapphire material using a seed of natural sapphire. I have just a few small pieces of this material. Has a slight teal color.
  • Can be cut in large sizes up to 1.5 cts.
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  • Purple Sapphire
  • $65
  • A very pretty bright purple color
  • Can be cut in large sizes up to 6 cts.
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  • Emerald
  • $140 per ct
  • Columbian Emerald color, much nicer in person than the photo. Clean material
  • Can be cut in large sizes up to 5 cts.
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  • Emerald
  • $130 per ct.
  • Columbian Emerald color, much nicer in person than the photo. Very slight small inclusions.
  • Can be cut in large sizes up to 5 cts.
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  • Blue Spinel
  • $70 per ct.
  • Coblat blue color. Very popular. Out of stock right now, but should have more soon. I do have some material that is a shade lighter in tone.
  • Can be cut in large sizes up to 5 cts.
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  • Blue Spinel Medium
  • $70 per ct.
  • Very pretty blue spinel in a medium tone.
  • Can be cut to just over 8 mm pieces.
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  • Mint Green Spinel
  • $65 per ct.
  • Bright mint green color
  • Can be cut in large sizes up to 7 cts.
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  • Alexandrite
  • $130 per ct.
  • Color change from a teal blue/green to purple/red. Very interesting stones. Each one is a bit diffent.
  • Various sizes and color changes.
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  • YAG - Paraiba Color
  • $75 per ct.
  • Yttrium Aluminium Garnet has the cubic crystal structure of natural garnet. Often called synthetic garnet. These stones are very hard with a hardness of 8.5. This material has been very popular. Stones in person have more 'punch' than the camera can capture.
  • Sizes up to 4+ ct.
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  • YAG - Tsavorite Color
  • $75 per ct.
  • Yttrium Aluminium Garnet has the cubic crystal structure of natural garnet. Often called synthetic garnet. These stones are very hard with a hardness of 8.5.
  • Sizes up to 4+ ct.
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Cut Geometry

People often ask about the height of a stone, or some call it the depth. It's kind of confusing term, and means different things to different people.

Almost all cuts are made up of 3 parts. The Pavilion, the Crown and the Girdle. In the diagram here, the Pavilion is shown as P, the Crown as C. A jeweler is mainly concerned with the P dimension as they build the setting. They are not that concerned with the crown heigh generally. Most people when they measure a stone are measuring from the table to the culet or C + P + girdle thickness. This is not a real useful dimension for your jeweler, as it doesn't tell them how much room is needed to seat the stone. Some stones can have a really high crown, at times the crown dimension or C can exceed the P dimension.

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