Category: Gems & Jewelry
Continuing Education: 12
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Gem treatments and keys to
detection by explanation of practical microscopy and immersion techniques.
Types of treatment covered will
include: heat, diffusion, fracture filling, irradiation, dye, and
Formation and structure of each gem
material, why and how treatments are applied to different species, primary
features of natural and treated gems, country of origin, reliability.
How does treatment/country of
origin impact value?
Disclosure practices regarding
Upon completions participants will be able
1. Recognize treated
2. Determine level and type of
3. Understand country of origin issues
4. Assess treatment and origin impact on