This is a great question, one I feel this entire community should
have the answer to. May I suggest a place where “treatments” can be
discovered and examined - in the light of day.
As this is a subject that is of great concern to me personally, I
have looked for people and organizations that share my concerns.
Perhaps by luck I found what I consider to be the most complete
accessible library that is open to the public in this area of study.
I would direct you and everyone here on the Ganoksin site to a
gentleman by the name of Robert James, President of the International
School of Gemology. His site is a wealth of knowledge with regard to
nearly all things concerning gem I.D. and other subjects like
treatments - not limited to those that are disclosed.
No one denies that this is a subject which is complex, and involves
those in the gem business who are trustworthy, and perhaps some who
are not so trustworthy. As we deal with gems on a daily basis - both
in sales and in repair, it would seem there is no such thing as
knowing too much in this field of study.
Organizations like the ISG are doing enormous amounts of work and
analysis, and then openly offering their results on a public stage,
without the concern of being politically correct. I believe they are
looking out for “us,” and I wanted to take this opportunity on this
public forum, to say thank you to them for all that is being done.
Please take a look at the ISG site, I can promise you will learn
something. And, if knowledge is power, then this is one place you
will surely find it.
Rgds…Ski & Cathy
Rocks to Gems
Disclaimer: We have absolutely no affiliation in any way with Mr.
James or the ISG.