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 Post subject: Hue Enhancing
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:29 am 
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Hi
I just wanted to know
what is meant by Hue Enhancing treatment??
Because so many sellers using this word to describe the treatment


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 Post subject: Re: Hue Enhancing
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:18 pm 
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Not to be a smartass, but I'd guess that they mean a treatment that enhances the hue of a stone. That's not a specific treatment type, so it's probably something they're ashamed to say by name: dying, Be diffusion, colored epoxy filling, smoke treatment, etc. Irradiation and heat are also able to enhance the color, but online I've usually seen irradiation referred to as 'heat' and heat referred to as 'no treatment' if they aren't labelled accurately.

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 Post subject: Re: Hue Enhancing
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:24 pm 
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Please ask whomever is using the term what they mean and report back.

It is not standard terminology and sound slippery to me too.


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