Many people are not aware that the jewellery they wear containing gemstones has been enhanced in any way. Many gems will have their appearance improved for aesthetic reasons, and there are many ways you can do this. Below you will find some popular gemstones and the different ways it is common to enhance them.
Sapphires are one of the most common enhanced gemstones, and there are various ways you can alter their appearance and improve how they look. One of the most common ways is through heat treatment, which can intensify the colour of the gem, and you can also use diffusion techniques to improve their surface appearance. Natural sapphires are not as appealing as enhanced ones, which is why it is so common for these gems to undergo treatment.
Another type of gemstone which is commonly treated to enhance its appearance is rubies. You can treat rubies with heat to intensify their colour, and you can also use hot oils for this, interior cracks and gaps can be filled using coloured lead glass, and you can also irradiate them to improve how they look. Rubies are one of the most enhanced types of gemstones, so it is most likely your ruby jewellery has been enhanced in some way.
Diamonds can also be treated in various ways to help improve their aesthetic looks, depending on whether they are coloured or not. They are sometimes laser cut to improve the quality of the cut, and they can also be heat treated along with high pressure, which can enhance the gems’ colour and clarity. You can also irradiate these gems to bring out colours, and cavities can be filled, so they better interact with the light.
You can also enhance the way emeralds look to increase their aesthetic appeal, but this is one of the gems with fewer ways to enhance them. When it comes to emeralds, it is common for them to be dyed using colour agents to improve the colour of the gem. Another way that you can treat emeralds is by using colourless oils, waxes, and resins to fill the fissures inside the gemstone and improve its overall appearance.
Almost all gemstones can have their appearance enhanced somehow, so before you go out looking to buy jewellery, it is worth educating yourself on the matter first. You can help ensure you purchase beautiful gems at a fair price and understand completely what you are buying.