Natural gem-quality Padparadscha Sapphires are very difficult to find and very expensive. It’s nearly impossible finding a rough crystal worthy of faceting into a gem. Lab grown crystals generally have the same molecular composition and color as a natural gem. A primarily benefit is that the Lab Grown crystals are free of the normal impurities and typically have no inclusions. In essence, they are perfect crystals. The Lab Grown process significantly speeds up the growth rate of the crystals. So in the interest of offering great products and reasonable prices, Robert Michael purchased a few pieces of Lab Grown Padparadscha crystals. He selected one of these crystals and cut it in half. He faceted the halves into these two matching 8x6mm oval gems and set them in Sterling Silver post Earrings.
Even though these Sapphires are not the well known deep blue variety, Sapphires in general are still the September Birthstone.
This set is on display at Castle Rocks & Jewelry, located on the West side of I-25 in the Meadows near the AMC Theaters, and may be purchased directly from them.
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