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Natural color enhanced diamonds are natural, mined diamonds. Once they are faceted, they are treated in a couple of different ways, which include electronic beam and high heat.


Enhanced Diamonds
Diamond "enhancements" are specific treatments performed on cut, polished natural diamonds, which are designed to improve the visual or gemological characteristics of the stone, but not necessarily increase its value.

Enhanced: Nearly all gemstones available today have been enhanced to bring out their best color or to strengthen them.

enhanced
A gemstone that has been treated to improve one or more of its characteristics including colour, clarity and strength. Some common enhancements are heating, oiling or coating the surface, irradiation, filling cracks and dyeing ...

Enhanced This indicates that this type of gemstone is routinely enhanced.

Enhanced: an enhanced gem has received some type of treatment to change its characteristics: Ex. irradiation, heating, dyeing, oiling, laser drilling, etc.

ENHANCED
Enhanced stones are stones that have been treated to improve their color, clarity, finish, strength, or other characteristics.

Foutz enhanced turquoise: This is the common name for medium-grade turquoise treated by a proprietary process that impregnates and hardens the stone with vaporized quartz.

COLOR-ENHANCED: Any treatment process that enhances or changes the color of a gemstone. This may include heat-treating, irradiation, dying, bleaching, oiling, to name a few.

Clarity Enhanced: A diamond that has been treated to improve its appearance by filling fissures or fractures with a transparent substance.

clarity enhanced See fracture filled.
clarity grade The position of a diamond's clarity grade falls on a GIA scale that ranges from flawless down to I3.

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Enhanced sometimes to improve the colour.
Source
Brazil, Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Zambia, Canada, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Russia, Sri Lanka and USA.

Enhanced rubies using glass and jelly fills should be cleaned in a different way and the vendor is expected to inform buyers regarding cleaning methods of such stones.

Enhanced: Modifying a stone's characteristics such as color, finish of strength to name a few. Most gemstones found today have been enhanced. Common enhancements include: oiling, bleaching and dyeing.

Not Enhanced (N)
The "N" symbol is used on our invoices to indicate one of two situations. First, there are certain gemstones that are not currently known to be enhanced (alexandrite, some garnets, etc.).

NON-ENHANCED GEMSTONES
Some gemstones are known not to be enhanced at all.

Color-Enhanced:
Any treatment process that enhances or changes the color of a gemstone. Common treatments include but are not limited to heat-treating, irradiation, dying, bleaching, and oiling.
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[N] Not enhanced.
Calibrated Mexican Fire Opal
Specify size, shape and quality when ordering. Prices are subject to change without notice. Actual carat weight may vary from the average carat weight listed.

Clarity Enhanced, Clarity Enhancement
The "improvement" in the apparent clarity of a diamond usually by filling surface cracks with glass. Not recommended.
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Treated or enhanced gemstones are generally available in less price as compared to natural or non-treated gemstones.

Whether color enhanced, lasered, or cut from the most perfect raw state, your jeweler will inform you of the magical journey your diamond has followed, from deep within earth's mantle to the fine, finished gemstone you see before you.

Bright red AB enhanced red crystal beads are combined with brass flower elements. More »
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Color-Enhanced:A treatment process that alters a gemstone's color. Heat, irradiation, dying, bleaching and oiling are among possible treatments that enhance gemstone color.

This energy may be enhanced by the use of affirmations. In our consultations, we customize affirmations for our clients. Some examples might be:
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Retro Cuff Bracelet Enhanced by Applied Charms and Stickpins c.1945.
Photo Courtesy of Christie's.
Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin "Reflection" Emerald Bracelet. c.1940
Photo Courtesy of Sotheby's.

This new cut enhanced the fire and light of the stone; it had a small table, a high crown, wide step facets, a deep pavilion and square culet. This cut became very popular in Art Deco jewelry and was a forerunner of the emerald cut.

ANHYDRITE Communication with angels and guides, enhanced psychic perception, self acceptance and forgiveness
ANGELITE Serenity, angelic communication and expanded awareness ...

It facilitates balancing of the mental process such that the attunement to the higher-self can be attained, and ones awareness and spirituality can be enhanced.

Pictures are enhanced to improve the colour and they add all sorts of tags like "super AAAAA Tanzanite" and equally subjective and meaningless terms to entice the buyer.

In 1990s, a new type of enhanced topaz made its appearance. Not all colorless topaz can be enhanced to a good blue color. This situation left a large quantity of low value colorless topaz material on the market, with little demand for such gems.

Although opal is rarely enhanced by methods other than cutting and polishing, opals can be treated to bring out their play of color.

Another question to ask: has the emerald been treated or enhanced? For example, emeralds have long been treated with color-less oils such as linseed or cedarwood oils to soften the visible effect of the inclusions.

Diffusion treated stones are color-enhanced (not naturally colored) stones. The diffusion process only colors the outer surface of the stone, so chipping or repolishing will result in a loss of color.

Today, many emeralds are enhanced with colourless oils or resins. This is a general trade practice, but it does have the consequence that these green treasures react very sensitively to inappropriate treatment.

Approximately 1 in 3 diamonds sold has been treated or "enhanced" in some way. A variety of techniques exist to artificially improve the natural clarity of a diamond.

The combination of large volume commercial operations on the Missouri River, and to some extent Rock Creek, plus the advent of successful heat-treating techniques for the material has greatly enhanced the acceptance of these sapphires by the gemstone ...

Those which are not normally enhanced.
E
The "E" symbol indicates that the gemstone has undergone its traditional enhancement process. The type of enhancement process covered by this symbol is indicated on the following chart.

Ethidium bromide's fluorescence is greatly enhanced when it binds to DNA, so this compound is very useful in visualising the location of DNA fragments in agarose gel electrophoresis.

In recent years, a new treatment for corundum has appeared, in which poorly colored corundum is heated in chemicals to deposit a thin (less than 0.5 mm) layer of enhanced color on the surface of the stone.

Given the rarity of South Seas black cultured pearls, there are enhanced black cultured pearls that can be used as an alternative.

The green coloration is caused by small amounts of chromium and enhanced by traces of iron.
Gemstone Physical Characteristics: Unlike other Beryls, Emeralds often contain inclusions and other flaws.

Iolite is a beautiful blue gemstone whose appeal is enhanced by its natural Pleochroism - that is, it reflects light in different colors depending on the angle it's viewed from.

Mystic Fire Topaz is a colorless topaz that is enhanced with a patented Azotic Coating producing a permanent and stable blue-green appearance with a rainbow of color accents.

For example, of the top ten blue sapphires in the world, two through nine may be heat enhanced, but number one will be natural color. The exact opposite occurs when ruby is subjected to heat treatment.

Anjolee never sells treated, enhanced, or lab-created diamonds. Quality is our top priority and we ensure our master jewelers hand select each diamond before setting them in the piece of jewelry.

Gemstone Shape: As gemstones in their natural state are rather shapeless, their beauty is greatly enhanced by cutting them into geometrical shapes, most of which provide numerous facets to reflect light that enters the stone back out to the eye.

However, with the use of diamonds in jewelry, sometime in the 13th century it became known that a diamond's appearance could be enhanced by grinding and polishing [later by cleavage (below)] along the four octahedral faces (below) of the ...

A natural gemstone of good size, quality, and unenhanced color is rare; it can cost much more than a comparable diamond.

A smaller diamond can always be enhanced with baguettes, trillians or smaller same-shape stones on either size.

While the color green can occur naturally in banded Agates, the majority of the solid colored beads sold on the jewelry market are usually color enhanced. According to Feng Shui, green is a benevolent and humanistic color.

The all-time favorite way to pass off fracture-filled diamonds as perfect stones is to call them 'Clarity-enhanced diamonds'.

Its natural unenhanced colour ranges from chocolate to mocha to golden green. Zultanite is an exclusive and rare gem, as there is only one mine suitable for the ethical mining of the stone and the amount of fine quality yield is limited.

In 1998, a new type of enhanced topaz made its appearance: the surface-enhanced topaz. These stones have colors that have range from blue to greenish-blue or emerald green.

A charm bracelet is essentially a chain-linked bracelet enhanced by fitting to it such charms, pendants, birthstone gems, trinkets etc.

Hematite is not enhanced. The term "enhancement" is defined to be any treatment process other than cutting and polishing that improves the appearance (color/clarity/phenomena), durability, or availability of a gemstone.
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At Brilliance, many of our fine jewelry pieces are enhanced by premium ruby gemstones. Rubies serve as a striking complement when set in a diamond engagement ring, and also impart a simplistic beauty when worn as stud earrings or a pendant.

Eye-clean, untreated stones are available on the market, but the majority of these have had their clarity enhanced by heat treatment. Because pink sapphires are rare, stones half a carat or more are not cut into calibrated sizes.

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Emerald's precious green color is caused by small amounts of chromium and some vanadium impurities, and enhanced by traces of iron. Unlike other beryls, emeralds often contain inclusions and other flaws called jardin.

Almost all gemstones for sale to consumers have been enhanced in some way. Those rare few that have not are at the very top end of the price range.
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Most Black Onyx that is commercially available today is color enhanced (heated and dyed) to increase it's depth of color.
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The latter is the rarest and most of the blue on the market has been enhanced. Take care not to let Topaz strike a hard surface as it may split and do not clean is in a home ultrasonic cleaner. Soapy water is best for cleaning.

A design made from pieces of gemstones often using different gemstones to create a detail enhanced by each gemstones color. A mosaic may also be made from one gemstone such as opal.

Mystic fire (also called mystic topaz or rainbow topaz) is topaz that has been color enhanced by coating it with a fine layer of metal atoms (in a process called vacuum deposition). This stone has red, green, violet, and blue streaks.

This malleability means silver is suited to creating vessels and utensil, their value enhanced by the antimicrobial properties of silver. However, these days, silver jewelry is more popular, and more valuable than ever before.

It was believed that a person’s energy and power was enhanced when the birthstone gem was worn. Birthstones were chosen based on the qualities associated with the month.

It's important to understand how and if the gemstones in your collection are enhanced to help you properly care for and keep them looking their best for generations.
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The loving powers of garnet tend to reflect the attributes of devotion and it is strongly associated with the balancing of the sex drive and emotional disharmony, bringing love, compassion and an enhanced imagination.

Phenomenon
An optical effect which appears in certain gemstone materials. Often revealed by or enhanced by proper fashioning.
Phosphorescence
A continuing glow exhibited by some gemstones after the source of illumination has been removed.

Treatments: Almost all emeralds have been oiled for clarity enhancement. That’s fine. Ask if a stone has been epoxy enhanced. This practice has lost stature in recent years and is now considered not acceptable. Always get treatments in writing.

The letter codes below indicate whether they
are known to have been enhanced.
N - Natural stone and color.

Shape of the Sapphire- Often enough, people mistake the cut of a sapphire to refer to its shape. Cut implies how well the natural features of a gem have been enhanced, and the facets on the gem. Shape refers to the outer contours of the gemstone.

Lustrous Beauty - The naturally intense color and distinctive luster of gold combined to give this precious metal its unique and lasting beauty. Gold's natural beauty is further enhanced by the soft and exquisite shades of color achieved by ...

This stone is not enhanced - massive stones are often found. Sugilite is Potassium Sodium Lithium Iron Manganese Aluminum Silicate; its formula is KNa2Li3(Fe, Mn, Al)2Si12O30.

Throughout its 67-year history, the Institute has maintained a strict ethics policy and holds itself to this code which has protected and enhanced its reputation throughout the decades.

Note: Gemstones with the highest light refraction typically show the highest dispersion rate as well (rutile, sphene, diamond, zircon). This color dispersion or fire can be enhanced by a gem cutter if he uses an appropriate facetting style.

This is where gemstone material has been mixed with a clear resin to further "stabilize" the hardness and clarity of the stone. When a stone has been stabilized it also can at times be color enhanced.

Bonding is a process in which a colorless bonding agent (like plastic) is applied on and into a porous gemstone to make the stone more durable and have an enhanced appearance.
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The most popular color is an enhanced blue treated with heat to develop it into a rich 'Tiffany' blue color which resembles aquamarine, but is more affordable. Yellow quartz is sometimes called topaz, but is considered "false topaz".

0 and a specific gravity of 2.7 to 2.9. Larimar is not enhanced. Larimar was named for Larisa (the daughter of Miguel Mendez, a geologist who helped reintroduce this stone) and mar (the Spanish word for sea) ...

This simplicity and clarity of design as well as the technical workmanship were enhanced by the firm's ability to construct its own specialized tools and machines, allowing an extensive repertory of designs to be developed.

Tourmalinated quartz is a variety of transparent quartz that has needle-like inclusions of black to dark green tourmaline crystals. This beautiful stone is found worldwide. Tourmalinated quartz has a hardness of 7.0. This stone is not enhanced.

changing or enhancing the colour gemstones, especially a porous stone (e.g. agate), by causing a colouring chemical (or carbon) to enter the pores of the stone, or of imparting a colour to certain colourless stones, in either case sometimes enhanced ...

a diamond with a solid substance, such as a glass, that reacts to light in ways similar to diamond. As a result, the fissures become much less visible, which improves the apparent clarity of the diamond. Gem Nation does not sell clarity enhanced ...

Iron is the source of its color and as a result it can be easily heat treated, (even by the sun's heat alone,) to darken red tones as the iron is oxidized. You should assume, unless informed otherwise, that any piece of carnelian has been enhanced ...

This silicate stone has a hardness of 7-7.5 and a specific gravity of 3.5 - 4.3. The formula for garnet is: A3B2(SiO4)3. Rhodolite is found in the US, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Rhodolite is not enhanced.

Fortunately, China has taken over this role, and recent harvests have yielded breathtaking sizes and qualities of cultured freshwater pearls, in natural pinks, mauves and peaches, as well as color-enhanced blacks, bronzes and greys.

If an emerald looks high quality and has no inclusions, it is most likely synthetic as no natural emerald can be that perfect. Many emeralds that are used in jewelry are low quality and have been artificially enhanced to improve their appearance.

Pink topaz is found in Pakistan and Russia. Today we also have blue topaz, which has a pale to medium blue color created by irradiation. Pale topaz which is enhanced to become blue is found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and China.

Wrap Also called solitaire enhancers, a wrap is a ring that is designed to go along side a solitaire engagment ring. Part of the wrap is designed to go over the solitaire band and "wrap" around the diamond creating a completed and enhanced look.

By airbrushing in a white glow around the crystal the translucency looks more natural. Again, this is done with only the background pixels selected so nothing is enhanced on the mineral portion of the image.

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