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1 Introduction to the Material
2 Introduction to Gem Valuation & Enhancement
2.1 Steps to Follow to Assess the Value of a Gem
2.2 Gemstone Enhancement Potential
3 Identification of Gems using Physical Properties
3.1 Hardness
3.2 Density
3.3 Refraction of Light
3.4 Minerals with different colours in different directions
4 Gemstone Enhancement Potential
4.1 Gemstone Enhancement - Heat Treatment
The Principles of Heat Treatment (for ruby and sapphire)
How to evaluate a sapphire for heat treatment
Positive inclusions for the heat treatment of sapphires
Neutral inclusions for the heat treatment of sapphires
Negative inclusions for the heat treatment of sapphires
4.2 The treatment process for rubies and sapphires
4.3 Gemstone enhancement – identification of a heat treatment
4.4 Gemstone Enhancement – Cutting
Direction of best colour
How to position inclusions in the cut stone?
4.5 Calculation of the weight of a cut stone
5 Assessment of a Gem’s Value
6 How to Optimise your Gemstone Sales
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Gemstones Manual

Gemstones Manual

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Published by: MickShazan on Oct 16, 2011
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