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What are Synthetic Diamonds?

A diamond is a mineral made up of essentially crystallized carbon. They occur naturally and can be grown in a laboratory using two methods: High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD). Both methods imitate the environment within which natural diamonds grow, in order to grow diamond onto a seed plate (made of a thin slice of diamond – either natural or synthetic). Read more…

Got a pocket full of Sunstone? Maybe think twice

There are gems being marketed as “Sunstone” in the industry. However, these are frequently just pieces of glass containing tiny copper inclusions. The correct name for this is “Aventurine Glass” – however the misnomer “Goldstone” is more popular for marketing purposes. Want to familiarise yourself with the differences and learn more about Sunstone? Read more…