Top 7 Most Popular Synthetic Gemstones

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The popularity and usage of synthetic gemstones skyrocketed, particularly in the last few decades. They made the cost of jewellery become more affordable for women irrespective of their social status and financial situation. 
 
It is essential to know that they aren't fake ones. Synthetic gemstones have just been created in laboratories by using chemicals that organize themselves in a natural environment into certain crystals. Therefore, such a gemstone basically possesses the same properties as a natural one, which is usually very pricey and rare.

Here is the list of the most popular synthetic gemstones:

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Cubic Zirconia

All the cubic zirconia stones that are currently used to create jewellery are synthetic. This gemstone is very rarely found in nature but is a highly appreciated one for its versatility, lower cost and resemblance to the exclusive diamond. The various gemstone shapes used by designers make it a favourite for any kind of item. Also, its discreet yet glamorous appearance makes it ideal for all kinds of outfits. Cubic zirconia manages to satisfy the requirements of women with different requirements and backgrounds, so it is by far the most popular one.
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Aquamarine

The pale blue shade of aquamarine makes it ideal for casual wear and a good choice for nearly any kind of jewellery item. It is discreet enough, yet it brings a touch of colour that can beautifully enhance even a rather dull and conservative outfit. It is popular among women of all ages and ideal for the modern hard-working woman who just wants a bit of glamour in her appearance.
 

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Carnelian

Out of all the synthetic gemstones, carnelian is most likely the one that goes through most transformations in the laboratories as it is usually treated with intense heat for the colour to be richer and darker. As it lacks shininess, it is always a wise choice for casual wear.
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Sapphires

The United States and Russia produce most synthetic sapphires. The characteristic bold royal blue shade makes sapphire one of the classiest choices for important events that require a dress code. However, many women choose to wear sapphires as part of accessories for business suits, dresses or even with smart casual wear. 
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Synthetic Diamonds

Synthetic diamonds don't occur as often in nature as one might think. Most of them are manufactured by specialists. Despite their significantly higher price, they remain popular particularly when it comes to wedding or engagement rings. Even if a high quality synthetic diamond can be identical to a natural one, people who are willing to pay for diamonds sometimes look for natural ones.
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Rose Quartz

Due to its feminine pink shade, rose quartz will always be a hit, mainly when it comes to pendants and earrings. As with most types of quartz, it is a real challenge to distinguish a natural piece from a synthetic one.
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Amethyst

Amethyst is the go-to alternative for women who want to combine sparkle with a bright colour. Its purple shades range from pale to downright bold. Synthetic amethysts recreate the properties of the top notch natural ones so closely that only a costly gemmological test could tell the difference.
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