The Clarity Enhancement Process:
During the clarity enhancement process we insert a microscopic amount of material into the imperfection. This material has the same optical refraction index as the diamond. When light travels from one medium to another, it either changes its course or reflects in a different direction. When light attempts to pass through a non-enhanced diamond that has a feather, the light hits the feather and reflects in a number of directions. That is why we see the feather, and the diamond doesn't appear to be clean. With a Clarity Enhanced diamond, the light passes through the natural feather because the material used for the enhancement has the same optical characteristics as the diamond. This makes the enhanced imperfections invisible.
Before & After
Clarity Enhanced diamonds life-time warranty:
The diamond clarity-enhancement process should last forever. However,using a direct torch flame on the diamond will damage it, (usually there is no need for using a torch while setting the diamond). Please advise your jeweler regarding this matter. In any case of need and without time limit Diamonds-USA will repair the enhancement free of charge.
Clarity Enhanced Diamonds –What Are They?
Contrary to common conception, clarity enhanced diamonds are not created in any laboratory. They are 100% natural and genuine gemstones mined from the ground. The process of clarity enhancement involves reducing the appearance of natural blemishes or cracks present in almost every diamond. These fissures or feathers diminish the lustrous appearance of the stone. The enhancement process effectively decreases the visibility of the sefissure outlines and helps in amplifying the brilliance of the stone. The result is a radiant, clearer, and visually appealing diamond that sparkles effortlessly.
What Does the Enhancement Process Entail?
Prior to understanding the process of enhancement, we must first learn about which diamonds are enhanced. As discussed earlier, most diamonds frequently contain tiny fissures inside or near the surface that occur either during natural formation of the stone or during the diamond cutting stage. The visibility and location of the fissure determines whether the enhancement treatment is necessary. A diamond having feathers discernible by unaided human eyes is precisely a perfect nominee for the enhancement procedure.
The first step in the method of enhancement includes heating the diamond at the temperature of 600 degrees.Then a silica-like resin, having a similar refractive index like diamond, is infused inside the diamond that seals the internal fissures directly. The entire process gives birth to a diamond that allows efficient light reflection and refraction and showcases its internal luster in the best light.
Why Opt for a Clarity Enhanced Diamond?
They are simply more stunning,bigger, and cost-effective – a valuable and intelligent choice for your money.Compared to non-enhanced diamonds, these reasonably priced dazzlers are totally worth your investment.
Why Choose Diamonds-USA.com for Your Clarity Enhanced Diamond?
At Diamonds-USA.com, we have the essential expertise, experience, and skills of finding and selling the finest clarity enhanced diamonds over the years. Compared to other players in the industry, we have been strictly specializing in clarity enhanced diamonds for nearly four decades. We have hundreds of satisfied customers locally, nationally, and globally. We aim to provide you with beautiful diamonds that are value for money and superior quality.
Are Different Gemstones like Emeralds and Rubies Enhanced or Treated?
Yes. Just about all gemstones are treated or enhanced in one form or another. Rubies, Emeralds, and Sapphires are clarity enhanced to just like their counterpart diamonds. Sapphires and Rubies also often undergo a heat treatment in high temperatures for achieving an enhanced and deep hue. Pearls are bleached; Aquamarines and Blue Topaz are heated and dyed for a rich color; Onyx, Opals, and Jade are pigmented for improved coloring. If you ask your jeweler to show a non-enhanced Sapphire, Emerald, or Ruby, the sincere jeweler may acknowledge the fact that almost all precious and semi-precious gemstones undergo some sort of treatment or enhancement process. Enhancement in gemstones is a standard process in the jewelry industry.
Are Clarity Enhanced Diamonds at Diamonds-USA Certified?
All clarity enhanced diamonds sold on Diamonds-USA are graded by EGL, the European Gemology Laboratory. Clarity grades of the diamonds depend on the post-enhancement appearance.
How to Clean and Care for My Clarity Enhanced Diamond?
One must always remember that a diamond needs special and tender care. To keep your dazzler always sparkling and shiny, use a soft tooth brush to gently brush the surface and underside of the diamond to remove residues or dirt buildup that result in a dull and lack luster diamond. There is also ammonia free liquid jewelry cleaner for safe cleaning of your clarity enhanced diamonds, gemstones, and jewelries. It helps in maintaining the enhancement process in the diamond without altering or affecting the stone’s internal components. Your clarity enhanced diamond can be safely worn during home cleaning.
Are Steam Cleaning and Ultrasonic Cleaners Safe for Enhanced Diamonds?
Yes. Steam cleaning and ultrasonic cleaners are safe processes for cleaning your clarity enhanced diamond. Most jewelers employ these dual techniques of steam and ultrasonic cleaners when offering to clean your ring in their store. So, they are just fine for precious diamonds.
Should My Jeweler Be Informed That My Diamond Is Clarity Enhanced Prior to Having It Repaired?
A resounding yes because an expert enhancement process is very difficult to discern even by a trained eye. Hence,your jeweler must always be informed beforehand about the enhanced diamond. If the repair calls for heat treatment by a welding torch, we would suggest informing your jeweler that the diamond must be temporarily removed from its setting for the repair process and restored once it’s repaired. Repairs that need heating include prong replacement, ring re-sizing, and soldering of two rings together.
Does Diamonds-USA.com Provide Warranty on the Clarity Enhanced Diamonds?
Yes. Every clarity enhanced diamond at Diamonds-USA.com is provided with a Lifetime Warranty . The clarity enhancement process has a warranty for life. It signifies that in case of an unlikely event, regardless of the fault, we will restore your diamond’s enhancement absolutely free of cost.
Do Clarity Enhanced Diamonds Hold Their Value?
Yes. Like all diamonds, clarity enhanced diamonds hold their value based on the present market value and conditions and the normal diamond price fluctuations. As a matter of fact, it has been reported that enhanced diamonds enjoy greater trade-in value over non-enhanced diamonds.
Can I Get Jewelry Insurance for My Clarity Enhanced Diamond?
Definitely, all insurance companies recognize and insure clarity enhanced diamonds because enhanced diamonds are 100% natural genuine diamonds. Insurance companies demand an appraisal of the diamonds retail replacement value before insuring. Hence, providing your insurance company with the appraisal report received at the point of sale is all you have to do for insuring your clarity enhanced diamond.