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Gemstone Enhancement Chart

Gemstone Enhancement Chart

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This little chart is a work in progress. As a result, it may not reflect the latest information on gemstone treatments. I developed it with a group of gemologists researching every stone. But every day can bring new information, so it reflects an attempt to be as thorough and as comprehensive as possible.
This little chart is a work in progress. As a result, it may not reflect the latest information on gemstone treatments. I developed it with a group of gemologists researching every stone. But every day can bring new information, so it reflects an attempt to be as thorough and as comprehensive as possible.

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Published by: Jewelry Television on Aug 21, 2008
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Gemstone
Hardness
Enhancement Method Code Freq. Stability Care and Handling
Abalone
Shell
3-4noneNn/an/aavoid heat / harsh chemicals / perfumes /hairsprays
Pearl
2.5-4noneNn/an/aavoid heat / harsh chemicals / perfumes /hairsprays
 Agate - see Chalcedony 
Alexandrite
8.5noneNn/an/anormal care
 Almandite - see Garnet  Amazonite - see Feldspar 
Amber 
Amber 
2-2.5noneNrarelyn/avery soft/avoid harsh chemicals and ultrasonic
Amber 
2-2.5heated to improve appearance or deepen colorE/Husuallygood to verygoodvery soft/avoid harsh chemicals and ultrasonic
Amber 
2-2.5dyed or surface treated to add colorDrarelyvariableavoid repolishing, harsh chemicals andultrasonic
Amblygonite
6noneNn/an/a*Research in Progress
 Amethyst - see Quartz  Ametrine - see Quartz 
Ammonite/Ammolite
4impregnated with colorless hardened substances toincrease stabilityIusuallyfair to goodavoid heat, harsh chemicals and ultrasonic
Andalusite
7-7.5noneNn/an/anormal care
 Andradite - see Garnet 
Apatite
 Apatite
5noneNrarelyn/amoderately soft, avoid heat, harsh chemicals andultrasonic
 Apatite
5heated to improve appearance or deepen colorHusuallygoodmoderately soft, avoid heat, harsh chemicals andultrasonic
 Aquamarine - see Beryl 
Aragonite
3.5-4noneNn/an/asoft/avoid heat, harsh chemicals and ultrasonic;generally unsuitable for jewelry
 Aventurine - see Quartz 
Azurite
3.5-4coated with colorless waxCoccasionallyfair to goodsoft/avoid heat, harsh chemicals and ultrasonic
Azurmalachite
3.5-4filled with epoxy or resinIrarelyfair to goodsoft/avoid heat, harsh chemicals and ultrasonic
Benitoite
6.5noneNn/an/aavoid heat, harsh chemicals and ultrasonic
Beryl
Aquamarine
7.5-8noneNvery raren/anormal care
Aquamarine
7.5-8heated to improve colorE/Husuallyexcellentnormal care
Blue (Maxixe)
7.5-8irradiated blue from pale pink or colorlessRalwayspoorextra special - avoid light and heat/color fades
Colorless (Goshenite)
7.5-8noneNn/an/anormal care
Emerald
7.5-8noneNextremely raren/aavoid sudden temperature change, ultrasonicand chemicalsRevision 1.1 at 1:58 PM Updated and Printed: 8/21/08Page 1 of 11
 
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Emerald
7.5-8dyed with colored agentsDoccasionallyvariableavoid sudden temperature changes, chemicalsand ultrasonic
Emerald
7.5-8penetration of colorless oils, wax and resins intofissures to improve appearanceE/Ousuallyfair to verygoodavoid sudden temperature changes, chemicalsand ultrasonic
Pink (Morganite)
7.5-8heated to remove yellowE/Hcommonlyexcellentnormal care
Red (Bixbite)
7.5-8noneNrarelyn/aavoid high temperatures, steam cleaning,chemicals, ultrasonic
Red (Bixbite)
7.5-8colorless oil and resins to improve appearanceE/Ocommonlyfair to verygoodavoid high temperatures, steam cleaning,chemicals, ultrasonic
Yellow
7.5-8irradiated to produce colorRusuallyvariablenormal care, but some stones may fade in lightor heat
Green - Yellow
7.5-8noneNn/an/anormal care
Carnelian - see Chalcedony Cat's eye - see Chrysoberyl Bone - see Ivory 
Chalcedony
Agate
6.5-7dyed Dusuallygood toexcellentnormal care
Black Onyx
6.5-7dyed Dalwaysgood toexcellentnormal care
Banded Agate
6.5-7dyedDusuallyexcellentnormal care
Bloodstone
6.5-7*Research in Progress***normal care - *Research in Progress
Blue Chalcedony
6.5-7dyedDcommonlyfair to goodmay fade in light or heat
Carnelian
6.5-7heated to produce colorE/Husuallyexcellentnormal
Carnelian
6.5-7dyed to produce colorDoccasionallygood toexcellentcertain stones may fade in light or heat
Chrysoprase
6.5-7noneNn/an/anormal care
Dendritic Agate
6.5-7noneNn/an/anormal care
Fire Agate
6.5-7noneNn/an/anormal care
Green Chalcedony
6.5-7dyed to produce colorDusuallyfair to goodmay fade in light or heat
Moss Agate
6.5-7noneNn/an/anormal care
Jasper 
6.5-7sometimes dyed to imitate other stonesDoccasionallyexcellentnormal care
Sard
6.5-7heated to produce colorE/Husuallyexcellentnormal
Sard
6.5-7dyed to produce colorDoccasionallygood toexcellentcertain stones may fade in light or heat
Chrome Diopside
5-6noneNn/an/amoderately soft, avoid sudden temperaturechanges, harsh chemicals
Chrome Tourmaline - seeTourmaline
Chrysoberyl
Cat's Eye
8.5noneNn/an/anormal
Cat's Eye
8.5irradiated to change colorRoccasionallyexcellentnormal
Brown, Yellow, Green
8.5noneNn/an/anormal
Coral
Black
3-4noneNn/an/aspecial - avoid chemicals, cosmetics andultrasonic
White
3-4bleachedE/Bcommonlygoodspecial - avoid chemicals, cosmetics andultrasonicRevision 1.1 at 1:58 PM Updated and Printed: 8/21/08Page 2 of 11
 
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Pink
3-4impregnated with colorless waxE/Wcommonlygoodspecial - avoid chemicals and ultrasonic
Orange
3-4stabilized with plastic to improve color and durabilityIcommonlygoodspecial - avoid chemicals and ultrasonic
Gold
3-4bleached from black coralBcommonlyvery goodavoid chemicals and ultrasonic
Red
3-4dyedDusuallyvariablespecial to extra special depending on type of dye- avoid chemicals, cosmetics and ultrasonic
Corundum
- see Sapphire / Ruby 
occasionally
Danburite
White
7-7.5noneNn/an/anormal care
Brown
7-7.5irradiatedRcommonlygood*Research in Progress
Demantoid - see Garnet 
Diamond
Diamond
10noneNn/an/anormal
Diamond
10laser drilled to improve appearanceLoccasionallyvery goodnormal
Colorless to Faint Yellow
10coated to disguise off colorCrarelypoor to verygoodcolor may be affected by polishing, recutting,ultrasonic, alcohol and harsh chemicals
Colorless to Faint Yellow
10fracture filled to improve clarityFoccasionallyvery goodavoid extreme heat and recutting
Colorless to Faint Yellow
10heat pressure treatedHPrarelyunknownnormal
Colored
10use of heat to alter colorHrarelyunknownnormal
Colored
10laser drilled to improve appearanceLoccasionallyvery goodnormal
Colored
10irradiated and/or heated to produce a variety of colorsRoccasionallyexcellent tovery goodnormal
Colored
10fracture filled to improve clarityFrarelyvery goodavoid extreme heat and recutting
Green
10Irradiated and/or heated to produce greenRoccasionallyexcellent tovery goodspecial care - avoid heating, color may change
Diaspore
6.5-7noneNn/an/anormal
Diopside
5-6noneNn/an/amoderately soft, avoid sudden temperaturechanges, and harsh chemicals
Dravite - see TourmalineEmerald - see Beryl 
Feldspar 
Amazonite
6-6.5impregnated with colorless wax, paraffin or oilE/Wusuallyfair to goodavoid extreme heat, harsh chemicals andultrasonic
Amazonite
6-6.5impregnated with hardened resinsIusuallyvery goodavoid chemicals and ultrasonic
Labradorite / Spectrolite
6-6.5noneNn/an/a*Research in Progress
Moonstone
6-6.5noneNn/an/anormal
Orthoclase
6-6.5noneNn/an/a*Research in Progress
Plagioclase
6-6.5noneNn/an/a*Research in Progress
Sunstone
6-6.5noneNn/an/a*Research in Progress
Fire Agate - see Chalcedony 
Fluorite
Colorless/Colored
4noneNn/an/asoft, avoid harsh chemicals
Blue, Green, Purple
4irradiated to produce colorRusuallyunknownsoft, avoid harsh chemicalsRevision 1.1 at 1:58 PM Updated and Printed: 8/21/08Page 3 of 11

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