• diamond myths - lithium niobate

    Diamond – Lab-made, Faceted, Colorless

    Another synthetic gem once popular as a diamond simulant, lithium niobate's dispersion of 0.13 also exceeds diamond's dispersion. Lithium niobate rounds, approximately 10 and 15 carats. © Joel E. Arem, PhD, FGA. Used with permission.

    Article: Are Diamonds Really Rare? Diamond Myths and Misconceptions

    Credit: Joel E. Arem, PhD, FGA

    Natural or man madeLab-made
    Gem StateFaceted