Contrary to what many people may think, the word “synthetic” does not mean fake when it comes to gemstones. The term actually comes from the Greek word for “to put together.” People “build” or, more accurately, “grow” synthetic crystals. They do this by using chemicals that, given the proper environment, arrange themselves into crystals of essentially the same structure as crystals that grow without human intervention.
A synthetic/created gem is a man-made material with essentially the same chemical composition, crystal structure and optical and physical properties as the natural gem material.
This makes synthetic/created gemstones a great option for those who want the look but at a fraction of the cost of real gemstones.
NZ Jewellers sell a range of created gemstone jewellery set in sterling silver. The jewellery has been rhodium plated to give the look of white gold and to stop the silver from tarnishing. Gorgeous jewellery, beautiful designs, stunning synthetic gemstones, all at excellent prices!