Gemstone enhancement has a long tradition and is a widely accepted practice in the jewelry industry. While some stones do not need any enhancement or treatments to look their best,many others sold today require some form of conditioning or alteration to make the stone 'market ready.'
Customarily, enhancements enrich the appearance of the gemstone. These techniques can improve the color, clarity and durability of the gemstone. Enhancement processes vary based on the stone's characteristics and the necessary treatments required for bringing out the beauty of each stone. This list of common enhancements can help you identify what enhancement your gemstone jewelry may have undergone and how to best care for your purchase to keep it looking its best for years to come.