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Boulder Opal baroque cabochon 26.5mm x 12.3mm 14.2cts
Boulder Opal baroque cabochon 26.5mm x 12.3mm 14.2cts
EMERALD 7.4x6.4 Octagonal 1.36cts Bright Green
EMERALD 7.4x6.4 Octagonal 1.36cts Bright Green
Cabochon 18x13 MALACHITE
Cabochon 18x13 MALACHITE
Cabochon 14x10 Red and Green MOSS AGATE
Cabochon 14x10 Red and Green MOSS AGATE
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 10-15mm 5kg Bag
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 10-15mm 5kg Bag
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Cabochon Freeform Rutilated Quartz Box of 4(18)
Cabochon Freeform Rutilated Quartz Box of 4(18)
Cabochon 16x12 oval RED TIGEREYE
Cabochon 16x12 oval RED TIGEREYE
SPIRATOR VIBRO Large (Incl. Bowl)
SPIRATOR VIBRO Large (Incl. Bowl)

Faceted Synthetic (Imitation) Gemstones

Synthetic Gemstones

The general characteristics of a synthetic stone are the same as those of natural material but being laboratory produced, they tend to be clearer and finer than natural equivalents.

The two most common synthetics are Corundum and Spinel and various shades can be produced resulting in hard stones similar in appearance to other types. Frequently sold as 'Synthetic Tourmaline' or 'Synthetic Aquamarine' etc. they should correctly be described as synthetic Spinel of Tourmaline or Aquamarine colour.

Our stock range, of around 8000 items, covers hobby and professional requirements for craft/workshop/therapy use. E & O E. Copyright: Manchester Minerals Ltd. July 2018