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LAPIS Oval 10x8
LAPIS Oval 10x8
CUFF LINK 10mm CHAIN Sterling Silver  (Pair)
CUFF LINK 10mm CHAIN Sterling Silver (Pair)
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
BEADS 36 inch Tumble PERIDOT
BEADS 36 inch Tumble PERIDOT
Ameritool 6 inch Universal Grinder/Polisher 220v
Ameritool 6 inch Universal Grinder/Polisher 220v
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 20mm+ 5kg Bag
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 20mm+ 5kg Bag
TIN OXIDE POLISH (100gms)
TIN OXIDE POLISH (100gms)
CITRINE Oval 8x6
CITRINE Oval 8x6

Faceted Synthetic (Imitation) Gemstones

Synthetic Gemstones

The general characteristics of a synthetic stone are the same as those of natural material but being laboratory produced, they tend to be clearer and finer than natural equivalents.

The two most common synthetics are Corundum and Spinel and various shades can be produced resulting in hard stones similar in appearance to other types. Frequently sold as 'Synthetic Tourmaline' or 'Synthetic Aquamarine' etc. they should correctly be described as synthetic Spinel of Tourmaline or Aquamarine colour.

Our stock range, of around 10,000 items, covers hobby and professional requirements for craft/workshop/therapy use. E & O E. Copyright: Manchester Minerals Ltd. June 2017