Chatham. The name alone sparks beautiful images of flowing designs and stunning gemstones. In 1931, Carroll Chatham discovered that he could grow a crystal with the same chemical composition as a naturally occurring gemstone. The Chatham collection combines gemstones and diamonds with precious metals in eye catching designs that make a statement. Chatham creates pendants, necklaces, earrings and rings. There is one question that always prevails when talking about Chatham gemstones: are they real or fake? Chatham gemstones are cultured - similar to cultured pearls. They are not fake or simulated stones, they are grown in a cultured environment that allow for the gemstones to grow. The only difference is that the environment is manmade and not naturally made. These are real gemstones. Below are some of my favorite Chatham pieces. To learn more about Chatham, visit www.daysjewelers.com. ...
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