Lab Created Rubellite – Hydrothermal Rubellite – Synthetic Hydrothermal Rubellite
Lab Created Rubellites can be produced in the laboratory using sophisticated hydrothermal process, which mimics the same natural process of naturally occurring rubellites. The color of a top-quality lab created Rubellites are also independent of natural or artificial light; the color should not change in any light source. When the color turned, it cannot be classified as Rubellites.
Lab created Hydrothermal Rubellite are also known for the flexibility of cutting which is influenced by its pyroelectric properties, where the gemstone can be electrically charged when heated. Most natural rubellite stones are lacking in the features or the shape. The degree of cutting, therefore, are taken into high consideration as the cutting must not influence the appearance of the shade of color and its visible inclusions. Rubellites are flexible in the style, and they can be compatible with other variety of jewelry compositions together along with other precious gemstones.
Loose lab created hydrothermal Rubellite gemstone is available in all shapes and sizes.
Some physical and chemical properties of Hydrothermal Rubellites:
- Variety: Tourmaline
- Chemical formula: Na(Li, Al)3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4
- Hardness (Mohn’s scale): 7.0 – 7.5
- Refractive index: 1.614 – 1.666
- Birefringence: 0.014 – 0.040
- Optical character: Uniaxial
- Dispersion: 0.017
- Fracture: Sub-conchoidal
- Specific gravity: 3.01 – 3.06
- Transparency: transparent, opaque, translucent
Hydrothermal rubellite possess very little difference when compared to natural Rubellite. Only when observed under high magnification microscope in labs, small bubbles or foreign particles can only differentiate between them. Here at Gems N Gems you can find the best quality hydrothermal rubellite at the best price available in the market.