Man-made stones

Man-made stones refer to stones that are not formed in nature, but created in laboratories.

While man-made stones do not carry the same sense of history and romance as the natural gemstones, they have several advantages. They are more affordable than natural gems and because they are created in a laboratory, their colour will always be uniform.

Man-made and synthetic stones

Some man-made stones exist solely as lab created stones while other man-made stones also have natural counterparts. Cubic zirconia and crystal are examples of stones that are always man-made while ruby and spinel are both found in nature and created in laboratories. Synthetic ruby and synthetic spinel look virtually identical to natural ruby and natural spinel and have essentially the same chemical composition and structure.

Pandora adds the term “synthetic” to these stones in order to disclose that they are lab-created rather than natural.

While cubic zirconia was once known primarily as a diamond imitation, it is now a stone which is recognised in its own rights for its sparkling appearance and its availability in virtually all colours. Its sparkling beauty has made it one of the most popular and widely used stone in the Pandora jewellery assortment.

Read more about the man-made stones used in Pandora jewellery here:

Man-made stones