hi is this a lab difused ruby - Asked by aaaawsome
12 Sep 21:31
As per the listing, this gem has been diffused. The short explanation of diffusion is:
Natural base material (in this case corundum) is heated in the presence of other elements which at extreme heat, penetrate the gem thus improving its overall colour and clarity.
The result is a gemstone that although has a natural base material, will be classified by a gemologist as a synthetic gemstone because it has undergone an extreme treatment. (the definition of natural is: earth mined untouched by man)
Please note that these gems are NOT classified as "fakes" as they are not made of glass!
12 Sep 22:29