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Gemstones

Natural & Lab Created Gemstones

Our mission is to provide you with knowledge and a wide selection of responsibly sourced natural and eco-friendly gemstones that accommodate all lifestyles, values, and budgets. We have a diverse collection of natural and lab-created stones that are perfect for every occasion. From the timeless beauty of diamonds to the unique hues of tanzanite, we have something for everyone.

Whether you are looking for an engagement ring or a special gift, our range of high quality gemstones will add the perfect amount of sparkle and color to your jewelry box. We offer traditional and modern options like natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, moissanite, cubic zirconia, morganite, tanzanite, turquoise, and created birthstones. Continue reading to learn about each gemstone offered and discover the perfect gem for you!

NATURAL DIAMOND

Slate & Tell's Natural Diamonds are 95% responsibly sourced, brilliant, and perfect for everyday wear. Our Natural Diamonds are hand selected with a Color of H-I, Clarity of SI1-SI2, and faceted in a way that provides optimal sparkle.

Slate & Tell is proud to also offer recycled Natural Diamonds set on our fine jewelry & wedding collections. Recycled Diamonds are an eco-friendly option as they do not require any new mining to take place, keeping environmental impacts minimal. Natural Diamonds have always ranked 10 on the Mohs Scale of hardness, making them a durable and timeless gemstone option for generations to come.


LAB GROWN DIAMOND

Slate & Tell's Lab-Grown Diamonds (also known as lab-created diamonds, man-made diamonds, engineered diamonds, and cultured diamonds) are chemically, physically, and optically identical to natural diamonds. These Lab-Grown Diamonds are real diamonds that are created in a laboratory setting using advanced technological processes, making them significantly less expensive and more sustainable.

Our lab-grown diamonds are hand-selected with a Color of H-I and Clarity of SI1-SI2 and are cut with precision to display brilliance from all sides. Ranking 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness Lab Grown Diamonds create a superior center stone option for all engagement rings as they maintain the same sparkle and durability as a mined diamond.


MOISSANITE

First discovered in 1893 by a French scientist, Henri Moissan in Arizona, Moissanite is a near-colorless gemstone that's composed of silicon carbide. Moissanite is extremely rare to find in nature, therefore the Moissanite we know today is lab-created. Compared to mined diamonds, lab-created Moissanite gemstones have a different chemical makeup & have a smaller carbon footprint, resulting in less negative environmental impact. They are a popular diamond alternative stone because of their impeccable resemblance and durability for everyday wear. Not only do they have a striking resemblance to real diamonds, but they're also extremely affordable, allowing you to get the engagement ring and carat size of your dreams.


CUBIC ZIRCONIA

Slate & Tell's brilliant Cubic Zirconia gemstones are a stunning diamond simulant. Most of our jewelry styles are available with this affordable and ethical choice to enhance our mining-free options. Many of our engagement rings and wedding band styles are hand set with our white cubic zirconia, providing you with a luxurious appearance at the fraction of the price.


COLORED GEMSTONES

Slate & Tell's colored gemstones are both naturally sourced and lab-created providing everyone with a variety of options when it comes to colored gemstone jewelry. Our vast selection of colored gemstones includes genuine Tanzanite, Morganite, Turquoise, and colored simulant CZ birthstones. Slate & Tell lab-created gemstones are a wonderful way to add affordable color to your everyday essentials and create beautiful personalized jewelry.

GENUINE TANZANITE Slate & Tell's Tanzanite gemstone has a stunning fire and brilliance with colors ranging from royal blue to deep blue hues. This genuine Tanzanite gemstone is found only in one tiny part of the world, making it rarer to find than a Diamond. When purchasing Tanzanite you are investing in your jewelry collection as Tanzanite's supply will soon end with having only one supply chain. Tanzanite is also an alternative birthstone option for the month of December, making it a perfect gift to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.

MORGANITE Slate & Tell's Morganite is a synthetic version of the natural pink beryl mineral that displays soft and sweet rose-colored hues. Along with other diamond alternatives, Morganite is a cost-saving option for engagement ring shoppers. Romanticize your love with Slate & Tell's affordable Morganite Engagement Ring Collection.

TURQUOISE Our Lab Created Turquoise is a synthetic version of the Natural Mineral Turquoise, which is known for its sea-green color and offers several benefits over its natural counterpart. One significant benefit is that it's more affordable than Natural Turquoise, making it accessible to a wider range of gemstone lovers.

COLORED CUBIC ZIRCONIA Our lab-created colored Cubic Zirconia gemstones display bright colors creating beautiful birthstone simulants for all 12 months. These colored CZ gemstones are handset within our birthstone and fashion jewelry collections. Slate & Tell's lab-created colored CZ gemstones are a meaningful way to celebrate the one you love with handcrafted birthstone jewelry made to last for generations to come.

The 12 birthstones by month include: January is Garnet, February is Amethyst, March is Aquamarine, April is Cubic Zirconia (CZ), June is Alexandrite, July is Ruby, August is Peridot, September is Sapphire, October is Pink Tourmaline, November is Citrine, December is Blue Topaz. Please note, our lab-created colored CZ birthstones may vary in color.

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