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The Heat Treatment of Ruby & Sapphire
-EXPERIMENTS & OBSERVATIONS-
3rd Edition - 2017
by Ted Themelis

This book is based on Ted's classic work published in the 1992 and 2010 editions. This edition continues to provide the best and most updated information for the layman in the subject of heating ruby-sapphire. It is the only complete book that deals exclusively with the subject written by a veteran working in heat treating ruby-sapphire for more than 40 years. Like the other editions, this work is based on the author's practical experiments in heating rubies-sapphires collected from all around the world as performed at his laboratory in Bangkok.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1. History of heating ruby-sapphire
Chapter 2. Introduction
Chapter 3. Nature of ruby-sapphire
Chapter 4. Heat and Heat treatment profile
Chapter 5. Heat treatment parameters
Chapter 6. Heat treatment methodogy
Chapter 7. Attributes & features of ruby-sapphire
Chapter 8. Silky and asteriated rubies-sapphires
Chapter 9. Geuda-type corundum
Chapter 10. Mineral inclusions in unheated-heated rubies-sapphires
Chapter 11. Classifications of heat treatment processes
Chapter 12. Heat treatment of ruby, pink sapphire
Chapter 13. Heat treatment of orange and yellow sapphire
Chapter 14. Heat treatment of blue, blue-green and green sapphire
Chapter 15 Heat treatment of purple sapphire
Chapter 16. Flux heating processes
Chapter 17. Lead-based heating processes
Chapter 18. Beryllium-based heating processes
Chapter 19. Surface color diffusion processes
Chapter 20. Heating synthetic ruby-sapphire
Chapter 21. Heat treating equipment
Chapter 22. Problems in heating ruby-sapphire
Chapter 23. Stability-durability, origin reports and disclosure issues
Chapter 24. Heating ruby-sapphire from around the world

APPENDIX A. Geology of ruby-sapphire
APPENDIX B. Thermo-chemistry of ruby-sapphire

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  • List: US$ xxx including shipping worldwide
  • Format: Hardcover, 6"x9"
  • 600+ offset pp.
  • ISBN :0-940965-10-8
  • Publisher: Ted Themelis
  • Pub. Date: 2017
 

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