Lab Created Sapphire FAQ
Lab-created sapphire, also known as created sapphire, synthetic sapphire, artificial sapphire, or artificial sapphire, means a sapphire gem created in a lab compared with mined sapphire from the ground. High-quality lab sapphires have precisely the same chemical, mineral, and optical properties as natural stones. They are both aluminum oxide(AL2O3).
Lab-created/Synthetic sapphire has the same chemical, physical, and optical characteristics as the natural sapphire, so it is “real” sapphire. Verneuil Method/Flame Fusion grown lab sapphire is visually identical to high-quality natural sapphire.
Scientists grow lab-created sapphire through Verneuil Method (or Verneuil Process or Verneuil Technique), also called Flame Fusion. It was the first commercially successful manufacturing of synthetic gemstones, developed in late 1883 by the French chemist Auguste Verneuil.
1. Put your lab-created white sapphire jewelry in warm and gentle soap water.
2. About twenty minutes later, use a very soft toothbrush to rub away the stubborn grime of the white sapphire.
3. Rinse the whole jewelry with warm water.
4. Dry with a lint-free cloth for a freshly sparkling white sapphire.
In comparison to natural sapphires, lab-created sapphires are far less expensive. Natural sapphire is one of the most popular, valuable gemstones on the market. If you want to invest in loose sapphire for resale, sure, the natural one is a better choice. But if you’re going to make a piece of affordable sapphire jewelry, lab-created sapphire is worth your try.
1. Diamonds are made of carbon(C), whereas lab-created white sapphire is made of aluminum oxide(AL2O3).
2. Diamond(Mohs Scale of hardness is 10) is the hardest stone known to humans. In contrast, created white sapphire(Mohs Scale of hardness is 9.0) has a lower hardness rating.
3. Lab-created white sapphire is a synthetic gemstone, so created white sapphire is more eco-conscious, ethically and environmentally than a naturally mined diamond.
4. Lab-created white sapphire is much cheaper than Diamond.
5. Diamond has a higher brilliance than created white sapphire under the same light because the diamond has a higher refractive index.