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[Source] Created Gems


#1

I am looking for a source for high quality created gems. I like
Chatham’s, but I believe they are very overpriced. Can anyone
recommend a good source for the created gems that look like the
highest quality/color natural gems? (Mostly created
rubies/sapphires, maybe Alexandrite) What should I expect to pay
per carat? They need to be strong enough for tension setting.

Thanks so much for your help!

David Tomich


#2

Hi David,

The J.O. Crystal Company in Long Beach California makes the Ramaura
Ruby. This is the first (so far as I know) lab-grown gem to have been
"inducted" as it were into the Smithsonian Hall of Gems; its quality
is such that, were it not for the addition of a special dopant which
shifts its fluorescence, it could be indistinguishable from a natural
stone.

I know the company also markets Alexandrites; I saw some when I
visited in January. I believe these come from Russia, as do probably
a majority of today’s lab-grown gems. You might try also the Morion
Company of Brighton, Mass, a large dealer in Russian material.

Cheers, Hans Durstling Moncton, Canada


#3

The best supplier I have found for CZ’s and lab-grown rubies,
sapphires, emeralds, and tanzanite is Theodore Pehnec Imports
http://pehnec.com or 714-537-0473. Very large selection at the best
prices I’ve seen for good looking stones.

Epaul Fischer
Gryphon Song Creations
http://GryphonSong.com


#4

There is a company called Morion Co located in Brighton, MA. Their
website is www.morioncompany.com Their phone number is (617) 787
2133.

Sincerely,
Diane Sadel
http://www.sweetgemstones.com