Q: Are MiaDonna® lab created gemstones "synthetic"?
Yes and No. If to you, synthetic means fake or imitation, then no. However, the official gemological definition of a synthetic emerald or any other lab created gem absolutely REQUIRES the stone to be identical to the natural one. However, consumers rarely understand this archaic definition. So yes, by gemological definition MiaDonna® gemstones are synthetic and share the identical physical, chemical, optical and atomic make up as mined gemstones.