Created, Synthetic & Simulated Gemstone Information
This Lab Created, Synthetic and Simulated Information Chart serves to explain the difference between the different Man – Made Gemstone materials and terms.It will help you and / or your staff be technically correct with regard to complete disclosure with your customers and assist in creating more options for price sensitive requests.
* The 3 (Soudee) Doublet, Flame Fusion items are simulated assembled stones.Spinel (Soudee) Doublets are two pieces of Created White Spinel material fused together with the appropriate colored substance.
Flame Fusion is a less expensive and older process for creating materials.Hydro-thermal and the Flux process are relatively newer methods for creating beryl materials.Pulled is a relatively new process for creating corundum and chrysoberyl materials.
Created and Synthetic are synonymous terms representing materials that have the same physical and visual properties as their counterparts.Simulated represents materials that only have the visual properties of their genuine counterparts.
|Traditional use of material||Alternative use of same material|
|Month||Traditional Syn Desc. Name||Man made Material||Laboratory Process||Technically correct full Disclosure Description||Technically correct full Disclosure Description|
|January||Garnet||Corundum||Flame Fusion||Simulated Garnet||Created Dark Ruby|
|February||Amethyst||Corundum||Flame Fusion||Simulated Amethyst||Created Purple Sapphire|
|February *||Amethyst Doublet||Spinel Doublet||Flame Fusion||Simulated Amethyst|
|March||Aquamarine||Spinel||Flame Fusion||Simulated Aquamarine||Created light Blue Spinel|
|April||White Spinel||Spinel||Flame Fusion||Created White Spinel|
|April||White Sapphire||Corundum||Flame Fusion||Created White Sapphire|
|May *||Emerald Doublet||Spinel Doublet||Flame Fusion||Simulated Emerald|
|May||Ferrer Emerald||Glass||Flame Fusion||Simulated Emerald|
|June||Alexandrite||Corundum||Flame Fusion||Simulated Alexandrite||Created Purple Sapphire|
|July||Ruby||Corundum||Flame Fusion||Created Ruby|
|August*||Peridot Doublet||Spinel Doublet||Flame Fusion||Simulated Peridot|
|August||Peridot||Spinel||Flame Fusion||Simulated Peridot||Created Lite Green Spinel|
|September||Blue Sapphire||Corundum||Flame Fusion||Created Blue Sapphire|
|September||Blue Sapphire||Corundum||Pulled||Created Blue Sapphire|
|September||Blue Spinel||Spinel||Flame Fusion||Created Blue Spinel||Simulated Blue Sapphire|
|October||Rose Sapphire||Corundum||Flame Fusion||Created Pink Sapphire|
|November||Gold Sapphire||Corundum||Flame Fusion||Created Gold Sapphire||Created Yellow Sapphire|
|December||Blue Zircon||Spinel||Flame Fusion||Simulated Blue Zircon||Created Blue Spinel|
|Tanzanite||Corundum||Pulled||Simulated Tanzanite||Created Purple Sapphire|