The vast majority of stones used by Pandora are man-made.
Man-made stones are a human invention and are created in a laboratory. A man-made stone has no natural counterpart. This allows for an almost limitless palette of colours, hardness and compositions. Man-made stones do not carry the same sense of romance as natural gemstones, they do have several advantages. They are more environmentally friendly than mined stones and their colour will be more uniform because they are created in a laboratory.
Cubic zirconia stones are made from a mixture of high purity zirconium oxide powders stabilised with magnesium and calcium.
The name refers to its crystallised structure and it is often referred to as nano crystal because it contains nanometer-sized particles of oxides and silicates.
Lacquered artificial pearl is a laboratory-made glass-ceramic with an innovative pearl-like coating.