SMITH&DILLON use a mix of natural and heat treated gemstones. We have included some information so you are fully informed before you purchase.
WHAT IS HEAT TREATMENT?
Heat treatment is the most common treatment and without heat treatment the availability of fine gems would be significantly less. With less gems prices would be dramatically higher. This is the reason untreated gems often command 30% to 50% higher prices.
Sapphires, rubies, aquamarine, tanzanite, amethyst, citrine, blue topaz, blue zircon, tourmaline, and others are commonly treated with heat.
WHY HEAT TREATMENT IS USED
Heat treatment is most commonly used to alter colour but is also used to increase clarity. Heating is used to either lighten, darken or alter the color of a gem.
We do our best to know where all of our gemstones originate from and to answer any questions you may have x