Differences Between Natural And Lab-Created Sapphire

Sapphire is lustrous, sparkling and immensely beautiful. Whether set on rings, earrings, pendants or bracelets, the allure of this gemstone is simply irresistible. 

Nature sapphire stones are rare and also quite expensive. This is where lab-created sapphire stones come into the picture. Our lab-created sapphire and natural sapphire offer identical sparkle and chemical composition.

Let's take a closer look at their differences:


While natural sapphire stones are formed within the earth’s crust, lab sapphire stones are grown in controlled environments. Natural sapphire stones take over millions of years to form, whereas lab sapphire stones can be created in days or months.

Visual Difference

Since lab-created sapphire stones are made using advanced technology in conditions that replicate the temperature and pressure within the earth’s crust, they are relatively flawless - their clarity is very pure; their stone cut is highly precise; their hardness is perfectly controlled so they are less prone to scratching and chipping, and much more durable. Lab-created sapphire stones also comparatively offer more choices in terms of colors. On the other hand, natural sapphire stones come with certain flaws and inclusions.


Natural sapphire stones demand a high price as they are rare and difficult to mine and involve labour cost as well. Lab created sapphire stones are comparatively more affordable. While a flawless natural sapphire stone will cost a bomb, a lab created one will come at a much cheaper price. Lab created sapphire stones are a great alternative for anyone who wishes to get the same look at a lesser price.

Wiley Hart Lab-Created Sapphire

At Wiley Hart, we are dedicated to making the highest quality sapphire at an affordable price. Every piece of our jewelry is handcrafted by our team of professional craftsmen who have years of experience making artisanal jewelry. 

Our sapphire never loses its beauty and sparkle once it's cut, which is why we offer lifetime warranty on any piece of our jewelry. 

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