How to identify synthetic and treated gemstones? That is a big question confronting the gemstone industry and consumers. Here we will try to answer those questions and calm the fears of created and treated gemstones. Lab created (synthetic) and treated gemstones are the future of the gemstone industry. We offer free downloads and information for your personal reference and study. This is a new section that will be completed over the coming weeks. We invite you to return to see the new information as it is added. We will start with explanation of some of the most often seen treatments.