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Yemelyan Romanov
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Should I Buy A Clarity Enhanced Diamond [NEW]

Enhanced diamonds are heavily included, or low-color diamonds that have been treated to improve their color or clarity. They sell for a much lower price than a mined diamond with equivalent specifications.

should i buy a clarity enhanced diamond


Not all fracture-filled diamonds are created equal. While this technique should remove imperfections, certain substances can cause imperfections to show or give the appearance of a glassy plastic stream full of air bubbles inside the stone. When shallow fractures are filled, they can show up like white scratches or cracks and have a web-like appearance.

CE diamonds are a very popular choice with couples looking for an impressive, natural diamond on a budget. But they're not for everyone. In this guide we'll learn exactly what clarity enhanced means for your diamond, plus the pros and cons compared to untreated natural diamonds or lab grown.

As we go down the clarity scale, it becomes easier to see undesirable eye sores. The clarity enhancement process takes such visibly less-than-perfect naturally mined diamonds and makes them more aesthetically pleasing.

Clarity enhancement is when diamonds go through a treatment either through laser drilling or fracture filling to improve the inner or outer physical attributes of a diamond. The objective is to improve the clarity of a diamond. By the end of the treatment, blemishes and inclusions are removed, thus improving in a way its diamond clarity scale. Diamonds that underwent such processes are commonly called CE or clarity enhanced diamonds.

Clarity enhanced diamonds are real, mined, natural diamonds that have been treated to improve their visual appearance. As CE diamonds are naturally lower in clarity than their final appearance, their cost is therefore more affordable when compared to untreated, naturally high clarity diamonds.

If you are looking for larger stones at an affordable price, this maybe the perfect fit for you as clarity enhanced diamonds are priced lower than other natural diamonds. You get big savings for a very pretty and gorgeous stone. On another note, make sure you buy from reputable jewelers as there is the question of durability, most especially with laser drilling. Too many tunnels as a result of removing internal inclusions can affect the overall sturdiness of the stone. Lastly, fracture fillings are not permanent, so be wary when bringing your CE diamond for cleaning, and notify your jeweler.

The most convenient way to clean your jewelry is simply at home with some dish soap, warm (not hot) water and a soft toothbrush. With CE diamonds you should not expose your jewelry to extreme heat or corrosive cleaning materials. If you would like a goldsmith to work on your jewelry, for example to resize a ring or repair anything that requires a burner, you should inform them that your diamond is clarity enhanced.

In addition to clarity enhancement, there are also high pressure, high temperature (HTPT) treatments to enhance color, whether white or fancy colors. Such treatment generally requires extremely high clarity diamonds that are able to withstand the treatment and as this enhancement process is 100% permanent, such stones usually trade at much higher prices.

Overall, color and clarity enhanced diamonds offer superb value when looking for high quality, larger or more affordable options of real, naturally mined diamonds. So whether you're looking to purchase on a budget or to upgrade the size and appearance of your rock, these may be perfect for you. All enhanced diamonds from Shiree Odiz come with a lifetime guarantee and independent certification.

Clarity enhanced diamonds are priced around the price of the diamond in its pretreatment state. That means that once the diamond has been clarity enhanced and its appearance is comparable to a higher grade natural diamond, the price and value are going to be comparably lower. For example, if the diamond were I1 originally, it will be priced and valued as a I1 diamond and not as a VS2 enhanced diamond that it may become once treated.

We sell clarity enhanced diamonds and have done so since 2006 with thousands of glowing reviews. We choose to do so because we believe in it as a product and its value for money when looking at jewelry primarily from an aesthetics perspective. We see this as one of the most important purposes of fine jewelry and jewelry design. Clarity enhanced diamonds have some drawbacks as they are naturally lower grade diamonds (hence the lower price), but offer one of the best ways to get a larger and more beautiful, natural diamond on a budget.

Our standard quality for diamonds is F (colorless) and VS2 (eye clean) grade. These are all carefully hand-selected diamonds guaranteed to be top brilliance, flawless looking stones to the naked eye. The same applies to our clarity enhanced diamonds.

On the market today there are diamonds which are also known as "clarity enhanced" diamonds. While there are numerous ways to enhance a diamonds clarity only one form of enhancement has really only become known called "fracture filling". In this chapter we'll discuss both forms and familiarize you with what you need to know about them and answer most questions on the subject.

Clarity enhanced diamonds are diamonds that, more than often are diamonds that "had" eye visible imperfections. Meaning they are usually stones that were I1, I2 or I3 in clarity, and being that no one wants a diamond with "eye visible" inclusions, a jeweler or a person with that stone will have the inclusion(s) "treated" to be made invisible to the naked eye. The treatment is similar to the idea like if you've ever cracked a windshield, instead of replacing the entire windshield, the repairman just "fills the crack". Clarity enhanced diamonds are also known as "fracture filled" diamonds. In the graphic below is a great example of precisely what I'm talking about. The image on the left is a photomicrograph of a diamond we had acquired and had a rather large eye visible imperfection. After filling the imperfection and having it treated the inclusion became invisible to human vision.

This is something that the jeweler should disclose to the consumer at the point of sale. Actually ... let me change that ... THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THE JEWELER SHOULD DISCLOSE to you BEFORE THE POINT OF SALE. If the deal sounds too good to be true, don't be afraid to ask if the diamond has been enhanced. Many jewelers who are selling these diamonds are not quick to disclose that info to you. "GIA" will not issue lab reports for clarity enhanced diamonds but "EGL" will and if it was an I2 that was made into an SI2 after enhancement, EGL will put SI2 on the certificate with a footnote that it's been enhanced. If this has been done to any diamonds on our website it will be published in plain language right on its web page.

Good question. There have already been jewelers who have bought these and weren't aware of it. I have already sold clarity enhanced diamonds (I knew it and so did the customer) and some appraisers who looked at the diamond didn't know it was enhanced. The best way to detect "fracture filled" or "clarity enhanced" diamonds is under a gemological microscope. The filling generally leaves a faint or strong neon color in the stone, which when observed face up is either invisible or could easily be mistaken for the spectral colors that are observed when looking at a stone face up. When the diamond is observed face down under a scope, however, the neon colors distinctly stand out. Here are some pics of clarity enhanced diamonds under the scope and what we see. The purple/pink flash is what gives it away.

It depends on your circumstance. Many people buy clarity enhanced diamonds and are "very" happy. The ones who probably aren't happy are the ones who bought them and weren't told. There are many jewelers and people within the industry who frown on "clarity enhanced" diamonds, especially other diamond dealers. Why? Because this invention has brought less expensive, good looking diamonds to the consumer (considering the other 3C's are good too) and this is taking business away from them. If you are a guy looking to get the biggest diamond for the money and don't have all the cash to shell out for that 1, 1, or 2-carat diamond but still want to get your girl a decent size rock, I would suggest considering a clarity enhanced diamond. If you do have the bucks, then you may not even want to consider it. It is nice to have the choice even if you do choose not to purchase one. For diamond stud earrings, it allows the consumer to get a notably larger diamonds for their dollar.

No and here's why. If a person buys a clarity enhanced diamond, they are in essence paying for the quality that the stone was "before" enhancement plus the labor it costs to make it enhanced. Say we took a 2-carat diamond that was an I1 in clarity with an eye-visible inclusion right under the table and the stones street value was 8-10 thousand. Now there aren't too many people who want a 2 carat stone with a big inclusion staring them in the face. But take that same exact stone, make the inclusion "invisible" to the naked eye and you have an eye clean 2 carat stone for 8-10 thousand dollars. To the guy who's shelling out 15-20 thousand dollars for the same "looking" thing, this doesn't sound too bad. So while the stone after enhancement may look like an SI (under the scope), you are still paying for the Imperfect. Here's a face-up view of a clarity enhanced diamond under the scope. The very faint feather under the table is where the enhancement was done.

The inventor of the process, Zvi Yehuda and the families business, Yehuda Diamond Company, guarantees that the diamond will never become "unfilled" or "un-enhanced" for the life of the stone. This is not to say that it couldn't happen, but if it does, Yehuda Diamonds will retreat the stone at no cost to you. Pretty strong guarantee. Below is a video published by them explaining their product and service.

When you get down to it, a jewelers torch and jewelers boiling acid are all you need to beware of. If you are letting a jeweler work on the ring, simply make them aware that the diamond is clarity enhanced either by telling them or handing them the guarantee card. Then you'll be sure to avoid the fire and boiling acid thing. As for re-cutting. You'll probably never have it done. 041b061a72




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