SYMBOLS OF ENHANCEMENT : The symbols we use on the website are industry standard and recommended by American Gem Trade Association (AGTA).
ASBL – Assembled: Combination of one or more than one material bonded together.
B– Bleached: One or a combination of chemicals used to make a gemstone more transparent/polished or to remove inclusions.
C - Coating: A foreign material coated on the surface of the gemstone to improve color and appearance.
D – Dyed: To improve, enhance, or change the color of the gemstone by adding color to the gemstone.
E – Enhanced: It can be any process which alter the gemstone.
F– Filling: Filling is a process of injecting foreign materials into the gemstone.
H – Heating: Some stones are heated to alter the color.
G– Electron/ Gamma Irradiation: The use of electron rays to alter the gemstone color.
I- Infilling: Different materials are injected into gemstones to improve the hardness and durability of a gemstone.
IMIT – Imitation: Fabricated with artificial material to make appear like gemstones.
L– Lasering: Use of lasers to melt and remove the inclusions from the gemstone.
N – Natural: Gemstone which is natural or accepted as a natural stone by the jewelry industry.
O – Oiling: A very common process to enhance the color of gemstones by injecting the same color liquids into gemstone.
R – Irradiation: To alter the gemstone color using radioactive process.
S – Stabilization: A process used to strengthen the gemstone by adding a substance which raises the durability the stone.
SYN – Synthetic: Man-made material using different combinations.
U – Diffusion: A process used to enhance the color or appearance of the gemstone.
W – Waxing: Mostly used on the surface of the gemstone to improve apperance.