Natural Rubies Clarity Enhanced with Leaded Glass
Table of Contents
- Leaded Glass Filled Ruby UPDATE, December 2016
- Editor’s Note
- The Yehuda Leaded Glass Treatment
- A New Clarity Treatment for Rubies
- The Leaded Glass Clarity Enhancement Process
- How to Detect Leaded Glass Treated Rubies
- Prices for Leaded Glass Enhanced Rubies
- Is Selling Leaded Glass Enhanced Rubies Ethical?
Leaded Glass Filled Ruby UPDATE, December 2016
Prior to 2006, most lead glass filled rubies contained only a very, very small percentage of glass in surface reaching fractures. Due to this small percentage, these stones qualified for the designation “treated rubies” by internationally respected gem labs.
However, treaters improved their ability to enhance ever lower grade material. As a result, the percentage of glass in the …