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.
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.
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
THE ONLY WAY TO SEPARATE NATURAL RUBY FROM LAB-GROWN RUBY IS THROUGH INCLUSION (MAGNIFICATION)
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.|