Verification of synthesis engraved on a diamond ( presumable on the
girdle ) is just a little bit irrelevant. The only way a buyer could
discerne this caveat would be for him or her to scope the
stone…yeah, sure ! I really don’t think that there is any way to
avert the headlong direction of creating gems in the lab. Synthesized
opals have already become firmly entrenched and Russian synthetic
diamonds stealthily penetrated the market in the seventies.The
changes that are taking place in the marketplace today are the
harbinger of the future. The lore of rare and precious is changing to
gaudy and attention getting. There may always be a fantasy about
"precious and rare", but fewer and fewer people will subscribe to the
notion that drab natural gems will effectively compete with the gaudy
creations from the lab. After all…it is an emotional thing…if
it excites you, buy it !
Ron Mills, Mills Gem Co. Los Osos, Ca.