Shop Online

New Products

OPAL TRIPLET Oval 10x8
OPAL TRIPLET Oval 10x8
BEADS 16 inch Tumble GARNET
BEADS 16 inch Tumble GARNET
Hand Crafted 9ct Gold Pendant with Marine Opal.
Hand Crafted 9ct Gold Pendant with Marine Opal.
PERIDOT Rd 7.0mm
PERIDOT Rd 7.0mm
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
AMETHYST A-Grade  Rd 8.0mm
AMETHYST A-Grade Rd 8.0mm
GEM BOX WHITE Square 25x25x16mm
GEM BOX WHITE Square 25x25x16mm
GARNET Rd 4.0mm Rhodolite Pink
GARNET Rd 4.0mm Rhodolite Pink

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 8000 items, covers hobby and professional requirements for craft/workshop/therapy use. E & O E. Copyright: Manchester Minerals Ltd. April 2018