What is a Clarity Enhanced Diamond?
Education is the key to deciding whether a clarityenhanced diamond is good or bad for you. Read our guide for all the answers you need to make an informed decision and learn all the pros and cons of clarity enhanced diamonds.
For budget-conscious shoppers, clarity-enhanced diamond jewelry can be a great choice. At half the cost per carat of a top-quality diamond, they represent a substantial savings for jewelry buyers. But before you look into buying clarity-enhanced loose diamonds or jewelry, make sure you know the pros and cons and answers to these key questions:
- What are clarity-enhanced diamonds? Are they real or fake?
A clarity-enhanced diamond is a natural diamond. It is not an imitation diamond like moissanite or a lab-made diamond like Gemesis.
Diamonds that have visible inclusions or blemishes are often used for clarity-enhanced diamonds. By treating these imperfect diamonds with a carefully crafted method, experienced fine jewelers are able to lessen the visibility of inclusions and blemishes, creating the appearance of a significantly higher-quality - and higher-priced - diamond.
- How are clarity-enhanced diamonds produced?
Jewelers use several methods to enhance a diamond's clarity. One common method is laser drilling, which uses a tiny laser beam to tunnel into the diamond and remove inclusions. This method helps eliminate discolorations or specks in a diamond.
Another method to remove flaws is called fracture filling. This procedure involves injecting a tiny amount of glass-like substance into the diamond's feathers, which makes these natural imperfections invisible. The amount of this material is so small that it does not change the diamond's weight at all.
- Will people be able to tell that my diamond is clarity-enhanced?
To the naked eye, your diamond will look blemish-free and dazzling. Only a trained gemologist will be able to tell that it's a clarity-enhanced diamond. Plus, all of our clarity-enhanced loose stones and jewelry come with a lifetime guarantee and trade-up policy, so your satisfaction is guaranteed.
- Is a clarity-enhanced diamond as durable as a regular diamond?
Yes. Laser drilling and fracture filling will not weaken your diamond or make it more susceptible to dings and scratches.
- Is special care required for my clarity-enhanced diamond?
Not usually. However, any time you have your jewelry cleaned or repaired, make sure the jeweler knows you have a clarity-enhanced diamond. Heat from these services can erode the filling, so extra precautions may be needed to protect the diamond. However, if anything should happen to the treatment of your diamond at any time, our lifetime guarantee ensures that we will treat it again at no additional cost.
Have more questions? Call Joseph Schubach Jewelers today at 888-724-8222 for more information on clarity-enhanced diamond jewelry or any of our other diamond and diamond alternative products. With nearly 100 years of experience in the fine jewelry industry, our family has the knowledge and expertise to help you make the right choice - now and forever.
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