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AMETHYST A-Grade Oval 12x10
AMETHYST A-Grade Oval 12x10
Tumbled Amethyst chevron size L 20mm+ (Per stone)
Tumbled Amethyst chevron size L 20mm+ (Per stone)
OPAL TRIPLET Oval 10x8
OPAL TRIPLET Oval 10x8
Cabochon 25x18 MALACHITE
Cabochon 25x18 MALACHITE
Ameritool 6 inch Universal Grinder/Polisher 220v
Ameritool 6 inch Universal Grinder/Polisher 220v
Cabochon 10mm Round AMAZONITE (Peru)
Cabochon 10mm Round AMAZONITE (Peru)
Cabochon 16mm LABRADORITE
Cabochon 16mm LABRADORITE
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 20mm+ 5kg Bag
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 20mm+ 5kg Bag
Chequerboard Cabochon Gold Tigereye 8mm round
Chequerboard Cabochon Gold Tigereye 8mm round
Cabochon 25x18 Oval PHOSPHOSIDERITE (Chile)
Cabochon 25x18 Oval PHOSPHOSIDERITE (Chile)

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. April 2017