Value of created gemstones?
So, all these jewelry stores now sell created gemstones (emeralds, sapphires, rubies, etc) as well as natural gemstones, but at a reduced cost. What I want to know is, do these created stones keep their value like natural gemstones? Or, does their value decrease over time like simulated gemstones (cubic zirconia, etc)?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The don't keep their value, going by today's standards.
But who knows what will happen in the future. With all the controversy over mined stones (not just diamonds) and the difficulty in finding new mines to replace the old mined-out ones, lab stones may some day be the standard for jewelry, and hold (or even increase) in value.
To many, lab stones can be just as desirable as mined, and sometimes even more so. They are usually created to have perfect color and clarity, while a mined gem has flaws since it was made by nature. So you can get a perfect stone, for less than medium quality natural. If all you want is nice jewelry, then lab is an affordable way to have them. If you wanted to sell or re-sell jewelry, then mined stones are the way to get the best return and profit.
- wexlerLv 44 years ago
Yeah, I see what you're saying. i would not choose a faux Gucci or coach so i would not choose a faux gem the two. the version in my opinion is that as long because it glints and blinds the human beings around me and that's no longer changing colorings, i visit placed on it. i think of that's ok yet i could die if anybody found out. easily can't be the engagement ring, that would propose loss of existence for the guy who offered it.
- 1 decade ago
Millions, even billions... Colonists bought manhattan for only a chest full of created gems.
- WickedLv 71 decade ago
no, because they can create as many as they want to sell. that is why they are cheaper.
the real jem, will get hard to find and the price go up.