What are clarity enhanced diamonds?
Almost every diamond has specks of uncrystallised carbon within, what we call imperfections. These imperfections can affect how well the diamond sparkles and diamonds with fewer imperfections are generally found to be more attractive.
The Diamond Store’s clarity enhanced diamonds are genuine diamonds that have gone through an enhancement process using the latest laser technologies to remove these imperfections. A glass-like substance that closely resembles the natural hardness of a diamond is used to fill the tiny holes made by the laser. This substance does not affect the diamond in any noticeable way and still allows the maximum amount of light to sparkle.
These diamonds also are certified by the European Gemological Laboratory, attesting to their high quality.
The latest technologies are used to Enhance these genuine diamonds to eliminate any visible inclusions. Our enhanced diamonds have an EGL laboratory certificate attesting to its high quality.
The important point here is that the Colour, Carat (weight) and Cut are not affected at all…this remains the same…it is only the Clarity that is enhanced.
What this means in simple terms is that the inclusions (small visible marks) are made to be less obvious…the other factors do not change.
Which diamonds are enhanced?
Diamond that have fantastic, high levels of 3 out of the 4 C’s. So the colour will be great, in our case H, the cut will be good or excellent and the Carat Weight will be a popular weight.
Originally this would have been a diamond that had visible inclusions…but if they were worked on they would give a truly beautiful diamond…these are the diamonds that are enhanced.
Are they still real diamonds?
Yes, as mentioned above enhancing only alters the Clarity…the diamond is still a real diamond that is mined, cut and polished.
Can you see a difference?
In all honesty unless you are an expert there is no way you can tell the difference between an enhanced diamond and one that hasn’t been enhanced….
What about diamond certificates?
Our enhanced diamonds are sold with an official EGL diamond certificate..the certificate will state the diamond is enhanced.
How does it affect value?
Our enhanced diamonds are between 30% – 50% cheaper than our non-enhanced diamonds.
Can they be resold?
As with regular diamonds Enhanced Diamonds can of course be re-sold and in our opinion they will hold there value in line with regular certified diamonds.
Who would buy a clarity enhanced diamond?
Anyone…but they are especially appealing to customers who want a large diamond (1ct) but have a limited budget….after all no one can tell the difference!
Does it last forever?
Extreme heat or chemical exposure can affect the diamond…but we are talking of temperatures above 1500 degrees…so in essence, yes it does last forever.
You can view or range of Enhanced Diamond Rings Here.