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Make no mistake: these are not cut glass or plastic beads. Lab Created Beads are made from the same minerals as genuine gemstones, but the conditions are controlled to produce high-quality and affordable beads and gemstone beads. Look no further for everything you need for your jewlery ideas or your next project. We have a massive inventory which allows us to maintain the lowest prices for online shopping all the time. Feel free to ask any of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives if you have any questions or need any assistance.

6mm Silver Quartz faceted round beads 15 inch 61 pieces

6mm Silver Quartz faceted round beads 15 inch 61 pieces

$8.00

Silver Quartz faceted round beads measure approximately 6mm diameter, 15 inch length, 61 pieces.

4mm - 6mm Amber Resin Nugget Beads, 16 inch

4mm - 6mm Amber Resin Nugget Beads, 16 inch

$10.00

Approx. Length 16 inch | Approx. Bead Size 4-6mm

8mm Silver Quartz faceted round beads 15 inch 47 pieces

8mm Silver Quartz faceted round beads 15 inch 47 pieces

$10.00

Approximates: 8mm diameter, 15 inch strand of approx. 47 beads

8mm Festive Banded Synthetic Gemstone plain round beads 15 inch 50 pieces

8mm Festive Banded Synthetic Gemstone plain round beads 15 inch 50 pieces

$6.00

Festive Banded Synthetic Gemstone plain round beads approximate 8mm, 15 inch, 50 pieces. Laboratory created Gemstone.

6mm Smoky Quartz faceted round beads 15.5 inch 63 pieces Lab Created

6mm Smoky Quartz faceted round beads 15.5 inch 63 pieces Lab Created

$12.00

Smoky Quartz faceted round beads measure approximately 6mm diameter, 15.5 inch length, 63 pieces. Lab Created gemstone

5-5.5mm Goldstone plain round Black Gold Chain sold by the foot

5-5.5mm Goldstone plain round Black Gold Chain sold by the foot

$5.00

approximate 5mm to 5.5mm lab created Goldstone beads on hand crafted Rosary Chain sold by the foot. 3 quantity = 3 feet continual length

Dyed Green Sponge Quartz in Gold Resin Beads Plain 8mm Round, 16" length, 50 pcs

Dyed Green Sponge Quartz in Gold Resin Beads Plain 8mm Round, 16" length, 50 pcs

$21.44
$16.00

Approx. Length 16" Strand | Approx. Bead Size 8x8x8 mm | 50 pieces

Multi Color Yellow Millefiori Plain Round Beads, 16" length, 4mm diameter average, 105 pcs

Multi Color Yellow Millefiori Plain Round Beads, 16" length, 4mm diameter average, 105 pcs

$10.72
$8.00

Approx. Length 16" Strand | Approx. Bead Size 4mm avg | 105 pieces

6mm Matte Black & White Tibetan plain round Black Gold Chain by the foot 21 beads

6mm Matte Black & White Tibetan plain round Black Gold Chain by the foot 21 beads

$8.00

6mm measure for these Matte Black & White Tibetan Lab Created Polymer plain round beads hand wrapped on Black Gold plated Chain sold by the foo...

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Clear Opalite Plain Pear Beads, 8 inches, 11x8-x17x11mm, 55 pieces

Clear Opalite Plain Pear Beads, 8 inches, 11x8-x17x11mm, 55 pieces

$50.92
$38.00

Approx. 8 inches, 11x8-x17x11mm, 55 pieces

Dyed Green Sponge Quartz in Gold Resin Beads Plain 6mm Round, 16" length, 67 pcs

Dyed Green Sponge Quartz in Gold Resin Beads Plain 6mm Round, 16" length, 67 pcs

$16.08
$12.00

Approx. Length 16 " Strand | Approx. Bead Size 6x6x6 mm | 67 pieces

Multi Color Blue Millefiori Straight Drilled Plain Heart Beads, 16" length, 7x7x3mm average, 52 pcs

Multi Color Blue Millefiori Straight Drilled Plain Heart Beads, 16" length, 7x7x3mm average, 52 pcs

$10.72
$8.00

Approx. Length 16" Strand | Approx. Bead Size 7x7x3mm avg | 52 pieces

Multi Color Clear Millefiori Straight Drilled Plain Heart Beads, 16" length, 7x7x3mm average, 52 pcs

Multi Color Clear Millefiori Straight Drilled Plain Heart Beads, 16" length, 7x7x3mm average, 52 pcs

$10.72
$8.00

Approx. Length 16" Strand | Approx. Bead Size 7x7x3mm avg | 52 pieces

6mm Matte Black & White Tibetan plain round Gold Chain by the foot 21 beads

6mm Matte Black & White Tibetan plain round Gold Chain by the foot 21 beads

$8.00

6mm measure for these Matte Black & White Tibetan Lab Created Polymer plain round beads hand wrapped on Gold plated Chain sold by the foot with...

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9mm Brown Corrugated Round Faux Leather Beads 14 inch 40 pieces

9mm Brown Corrugated Round Faux Leather Beads 14 inch 40 pieces

$33.50
$25.00

approximate 9mm average size on the 14 inch strand of 40 pieces

8mm Smoky Quartz faceted round beads 15 inch 50 pieces Lab Created

8mm Smoky Quartz faceted round beads 15 inch 50 pieces Lab Created

$12.00

Smoky Quartz faceted round beads approximate 8mm, 15 inch, 50 pieces. Lab Created gemstone

7.5mm Millefiori Yellow Lab Created plain round beads 15 inch 50 pieces

7.5mm Millefiori Yellow Lab Created plain round beads 15 inch 50 pieces

$8.00

7.5mm diameter average for the Millefiori lab created beads showing a dark yellow body with red, blue, & green design on the approximate 50 bea...

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10mm Cocoa Brown Plain Round Faux Leather Beads 15 inch 40 pieces

10mm Cocoa Brown Plain Round Faux Leather Beads 15 inch 40 pieces

$33.50
$25.00

approximate 10mm average size on the 15 inch strand of 40 pieces

7x7mm Green Lab Created HydroQuartz Faceted Heart Beads 8 inch 52 pieces

7x7mm Green Lab Created HydroQuartz Faceted Heart Beads 8 inch 52 pieces

$91.12
$68.00

approximate 8 inch strand of 52 pieces measuring 7x7mm average

8mm Synthetic Turquoise & Bronzite plain round beads 15 inch 45 pieces

8mm Synthetic Turquoise & Bronzite plain round beads 15 inch 45 pieces

$12.00

Synthetic 8mm Turquoise & Bronzite plain round beads 15 inch 45 pieces.  Lab Created beads of synthetic gem material.

10mm Millefiori Yellow Lab Created plain round beads 15 inch 38 pieces

10mm Millefiori Yellow Lab Created plain round beads 15 inch 38 pieces

$10.72
$8.00

10mm diameter average for the Millefiori lab created beads showing a dark yellow body with red, blue, & green design on the approximate 38 bead...

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9mm Brown Woven Round Faux Leather Beads 15 inch 40 pieces

9mm Brown Woven Round Faux Leather Beads 15 inch 40 pieces

$33.50
$25.00

approximate 9mm average size on the 14 inch strand of 40 pieces

Green Lab Created HydroQuartz Faceted Teardrop Beads 8 inch 70 pieces

Green Lab Created HydroQuartz Faceted Teardrop Beads 8 inch 70 pieces

$187.60
$69.65

approximate 8 inch strand of 70 pieces measuring 9x7mm average

8x6mm Green Lab Created HydroQuartz Faceted Pear Beads 8 inch 56 pieces

8x6mm Green Lab Created HydroQuartz Faceted Pear Beads 8 inch 56 pieces

$104.52
$78.00

approximate 8 inch strand of 56 pieces measuring 8x6mm average


How Gemstones Are Created

There are two basic processes for synthesizing gemstones in a laboratory: melt growth and solution growth. Melt growthuses very high temperatures and tends to produce lower quality gems. Solution growth consists of two methods: flux and hydrothermal.

The flux method combines synthetic materials to create lab beads, particularly emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.

The hydrothermal methoduses water at a very high temperature combined with pressure to create 

synthetic gems like emerald, aquamarine, beryl, and morganite. This process takes the longest and produces the highest quality synthetic gems.

Quality Beads

Only a gemologist can differentiate natural and synthetic stones because of the uncanny resemblance in composition, color, hardness, and sparkle. The telling difference between natural and synthetic gemstones is that they do not contain the flaws often found in natural stones.  These flaws mostly come from inclusions, defined as gas bubbles or pieces of foreign material that were accidentally included in the gem’s formation. Almost any kind of gemstone can be reproduced in a laboratory setting, but the most common are the expensive gems: diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires.

Environmentally Friendly

Creating gems in a laboratory means there is no mining or environmental damage. Mines destroy natural areas and displace or kill wildlife. The process also uses large amounts of water and electricity. Lab created beads do not have this back story. They are made under controlled conditions in a space with a smaller ecological footprint.

New Colors

Although many lab created beads look just like their natural counterparts, the laboratory environment allows for experimental pigmentation. Colored diamonds exist in nature, but truly fine specimens are rare and expensive. An array of rich, dark colors are possible in labs and are affordable.

Unlimited Supply

Gemstone beads formed in nature are of limited quantity and variable quality, but there is no limit to the amount of lab created beadsthat can be made. It takes thousands of years for nature to form diamonds, rubies, or sapphires, but they’re rapidly developed in labs.

Great Value

The biggest advantage to buying lab beadsis the savings. Natural gems must be mined, shipped, cut, and polished, and the price goes up with every step. Synthetic stones are created quickly in a controlled process and cost about one tenth of a natural stone of comparable size and color.

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