Just want to confirm that these are real and not man made/lab sapphires? - Asked by jessescottie
28 Sep 11:16
I have recently come to the conclusion that all of my sapphires are lab created sapphires. Most of the sapphires offered for sale on Bid Or Buy are lab created sapphires. These sapphires are chemically and physically identical to natural sapphires. They have the same composition (aluminium oxide with a trace of titanium and iron) and the same specific gravity and refractive index, so they sparkle and refract light identically to their natural counterparts. But they are orders of magnitude less expensive. You would pay thousands of dollars for natural sapphires having the same four c's (carat, colour, cut and clarity).
The natural sapphires you see on Bid Or Buy are either very small, or heavily included (poor clarity) or very expensive. Anything else is probably a synthetic sapphire.
28 Sep 13:37