Skyjems.ca, an ethically sourced jeweller based in Toronto, Ontario, has launched a new report on the difference between heated and unheated sapphires used in jewellery.
More details can be found at https://skyjems.ca/blogs/news/heat-treated-sapphires
The newly released report has been designed as a practical resource for individuals interested in the difference between the two types of sapphires, and their benefits when used in engagement jewellery.
Sapphires have been considered a beautiful and highly coveted mineral for brides across history, and their popularity stays strong even today. However, modern technology has allowed expert jewellers to further increase the appeal of the gems through innovative heating processes, drawing out deeper or brighter shades in the stones, depending on their quality.
The article from Skyjems.ca discusses the various heat treatments that can be carried out on sapphires, explaining the procedures that mimic natural processes in a much shorter time.
Heating the gems may be carried out with oxygen if a person wishes to lighten the stone, without oxygen for a darker colour, or to remove silk or asterism from a sapphire. The chosen process depends on the desired result.
The report goes on to discuss whether the heating treatments outlined weaken the gems in any way, discussing the durability of heated sapphires and the differences in the prices between treated and untreated stones.
The company also mentions an additional way to handle the stones that would require further treatment if the gem were to be re-cut: diffusion.
Skyjems.ca continues by explaining the importance of an honest gem dealer when purchasing sapphires and sapphire jewellery to ensure that the right information is provided with the sale.
With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Skyjems.ca’s expertise on the subject is reputable and based on first-hand knowledge and experience. Their range of sapphires can be seen in the company’s cocktail rings, bridal jewellery, and engagement rings.
With the latest announcement, the company continues to invest in offering guaranteed sapphires of high quality to customers online and in the Toronto area.
The report reads: “Skyjems.ca offers many certified sapphires and provides a 100% guarantee on our stock, and we provide Gemological Institute of America (GIA) certificates for many of our high-end gems.”
Interested parties can find more information by visiting https://skyjems.ca/blogs/news/heat-treated-sapphires
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