I use lab-created blue sapphire, alexandrite, Moissanite, emerald. I
try to avoid "simulated" but only use "synthetic" stones with
exactly the same optical and physical properties as the natural
If there have been prejudices, they have not been voice to me by my
customers, but only by other artists.
My hand-fabricated jewelry ranges in price from $150.00 to $500.00
Some of the natural stones are prohibitive for me and for my
J. S. Ellington