The idea of treating gemstones is nothing new. Nowadays, gem treatments are a way to supply the global demand for colored gemstones with a very limited 'natural' supply. Many gem types are always, or almost always, treated. The most common gem treatment is heat treatment, which is routinely applied to ruby and sapphire. Other gems such as emerald, tanzanite, blue zircon and blue topaz, are generally treated to produce their distinctive color; in fact it's virtually impossible to buy blue topaz that has not been irradiated. Even for the most expert gem buyers, determining whether a gemstone has been treated or enhanced is not always easy, and usually requires much more than just a jeweler's loupe.
Even with advanced gemological equipment, many treatments are still almost impossible to detect. So for many gem and jewelry buyers, one of the best ways to ensure the gem they're acquiring is completely natural and untreated, is through the selective buying of gemstone varieties that for the most part are never enhanced in any way. If you're searching for untreated gemstones, you may be surprised to discover we carry over 100 different untreated gem types.
Certified Customer Reviews
Overall Rating -> 10
man their gems are pretty good, and the prices aren't to bad either, I like checking out hte gems on there website, beceause the pictures of the gems are taken pretty well, and you can see the table, and the facets.
I love gemselect and I have bought a fair amount from them. The only complaint I have is not being able to save gems. I have a lot of projects so i am in the market for a lot of different gems and it's so disappointing to have to delete them all just to purchase one or two that I have saved in my cart.