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Specific Forms of Gemstone Enhancement

From the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)

Enhancement

Any treatment process other than cutting and polishing that improves the appearance (color / clarity / phenomena), durability, or availability of a gemstone.

Bleaching
The use of heat, light and / or other agents to lighten or remove a gemstone's color.
Coating
The use of such surface enhancements as lacquering, enameling, inking, foiling, or sputtering of films to improve color uniformity.
Dyeing
The introduction of coloring matter into a gemstone to give it new color, intensify present color or improve color uniformity.
Filling
The filling of surface breaking cavities or fissures with colorless glass, plastic, solidified borax or similar substances, which are visible under properly illuminated10X magnification. This process willimprove durability, appearance and / or add weight.
Heating
The use of heat to effect the desired alteration of color, clarity, and / or phenomena. (Residue of foreign substances in open fractures is not visible under properly illuminated 10X magnification.
Heat and Pressure
The use of heat and pressure combined to effect desired alterations of color and / or clarity.
Impregnation
The impregnation of a porous gemstone with a colorless agent (usually plastic) to give it durability and improve appearance.
Lasering
The use of a laser and chemicals to reach and alter inclusions in diamonds.
Oiling / Resin Infusion
The filling of surface breaking fissures with colorless oil, wax, resin or other colorless substances, except glass or plastic to improve the gemstone's appearance.
Irradiation
The use of neutrons requiring and environmental safety release from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Gamma and / or electron bombardment to alter a gemstone's color. The irradiation may be followed by a heating process.
Diffusion
The use of chemicals in conjunction with high temperatures to produce color and / or asterism-producing inclusions.
Waxing / Oiling
The impregnation of colorless wax, paraffin and oil in porous opaque gemstones to improve appearance.
 
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