Re: Zandrite on Mar 28 2009, at 13:20 in Alexandrite Synthetics and Imitations
QUOTE (in "Zandrite" by Marisa Spano on Mar 28 2009, 06:22 AM)
Zandrite is another trade and trademarked name for color changing synthetic glass laced with Neodymium.
Recent marketers and TV promoters of synthetic gemstones have started using the term "lab created", "created", "cultured" or "man made" to identify synthetics. Since synthetic corundum has been around for more than 100 years, even my grandmother's alexandrite jewelry might not be genuine.