Created in a laboratory, a nano crystal's chemical composition is a mixture of oxides and silicates grown within a glass matrix. Synthetic crystal is available in virtually all the colours of the rainbow, meaning the possibilties for jewellery design are endless. We say the colour is homogenous, meaning that its shade and saturation does not vary from stone to stone. Some stones are also created to display various optical effects usually associated with natural gemstones, such as opalescence, an optical play of colour phenomenon you can see occur naturally in opals.
With a hardness of 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, and good toughness, nano crystal is durable and therefore ideal for use on all types of jewellery.
Love your stone!
Care for your man-made stone by avoiding rough handling. When you're not wearing it, store it separately from your other pieces to avoid scratches. Clean it with lukewarm, soapy water and gentle brushing in circular motions.
Keep your Pandora perfect
Keep your Pandora collection as sparkly as you are! Discover how to clean your jewellery and give it the care it deserves.
Discover our other materials
Natural stones are formed in nature, without human intervention and have been used in jewellery design for thousands of years.
Arguably the most commonly used stone in our jewellery, cubic zirconia is usually colourless and optically looks like a diamond. Learn more about the man-made stone here.
Synthetic corundum can be created in a range of colours. Learn more about the synthetic sapphire and synthetic ruby varieties that we use to decorate Pandora jewellery.