Learning Center

Gemstone Treatments

All about gemstone treatments including heating, bleaching, surface coating and more.

Enhanced Gem Inclusions

Gem treatments can affect a stone’s value and stability. Learn how the most common procedures work and how to identify enhanced gem inclusions.…

Quartz Color Treatments

Quartz color treatment results vary due to the stone’s origin. Learn the effects you can achieve with different materials and radiation and heat…

Gemstone Treatment Codes

The AGTA has proposed the use of gemstone treatment codes to promote disclosure and a common language for these procedures. Learn what these codes…

Identifying Jade Treatments

Jade is one of the most popular and expensive gemstones. It can also receive many enhancements. Learn about jade treatments and how to identify…

Gemstone Coatings: CVD and More

Gemstone coatings are a simple way to enhance color and luster. Learn about commonly coated gems, different coating techniques, and how to detect…

Ready to learn how to identify gems on your own?

Join our mailing list below to download a FREE gem ID checklist tutorial. See what’s inside…

• Discover the 17 practical steps to gemstone identification (even if you’re just getting started with gemology)

• Learn how you can use specific tools to gather data, make observations & arrive at an accurate ID

• Explore a range of gemological tests… not only will you get familiar with the process but also time-saving shortcuts!