Treatments On Ruby And Synthetic Ruby Gemstone

Hundreds and hundreds of years ago, the treatment of gemstones existed. Currently, many of the treatments are still being used. Treatments of the gemstones bring some Broadway changes in the gemstone itself or in clarity.

Heat Treatment:

Ruby Gemstone is heated at a very high temperature to change its appearance.

Surface diffusion Heating:

At a very temperature in presence of coloring agents for allowing chemicals to penetrate into the stone.

Fracture filling:

Stones are filled with epoxy resin or glass OR lead glass to conceal the fractures.

Any work done on the stones damages the internal structure of the gemstones.

Hardness & Toughness Of Ruby Gemstone

Hardness: (resistance to scratching) 9 on the Moths scale

Toughness: (resistance to breaking and chipping) usually excellent, but large fractures can lessen the durability

Stability (Resistance to Heat and Chemicals)
Heat can cause changes in color or clarity, it can also damage fracture filling
Light Fracture filling may dry out or alter under intense light
Chemicals Can harm the fillings in fracture-filled stones

Synthetics Ruby Gemstone

Ruby synthetics are readily available in the market.
Ruby is made from flame fusion, flux, hydrothermal, floating zone many processes in the market


Care and cleaning of ruby gemstone

Ultrasonic cleaning Usually safe, but not for fracture-filled stones.
Steam cleaning Usually safe, but not for fracture-filled stones.
Warm soapy water Safe, but strong detergents should be avoided.


2 Replies to “Treatments And Synthetic Ruby Or Manik Gemstone”

  1. i need to buy a ruby approx untreated / un heated
    1crt to 2 crt for ring
    please4 send the price i am from sril;anka
    reply soon

    1. Hello Sir,

      Thanks for the comment and query about ruby gemstone. You need to choose your stone itself from the online collection. Here I am sharing a link of our online store from where you can buy it. Visit the link and select the stone. Take help from chat button for more details.

      Stone will be natural, non heated non treated and certified by GemLab Laboratories.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *