Whatís Involved in the Diamond Enhancement Process
May 15th, 2012, by Christine Beswick
When you are in the process of buying an engagement ring, you are likely to come across a lot of terms that bewilder and confuse you. It is easy to get overwhelmed. I am here to tell you, don't! Don't get overwhelmed that is, that's what we are here for. To take all of those stresses and worries away, so that the only thing you have to consider is the exciting time in your life that lies ahead. One such term that might be perplexing you is the term clarity enhanced. The clarity of a diamond is no question a very important consideration when buying an engagement ring, and clarity enhanced diamonds are a hot trend right now. Today we will tell you what is involved in the diamond enhancement process to help give you a little clarity on the matter.
In a nutshell, a diamond that has been enhanced is simply one that has been given a makeover of sorts. It is still a diamond, and is still a real diamond. The clarity of the diamond has just been enhanced. Many people refer to this process as the Botox treatment of diamonds, and that's the easiest way to explain what is involved in this process.
There is no diamond when it is mined that comes out without imperfections. Every diamond has imperfections to some degree, and this is where the clarity grading system comes from. The more imperfections you have in a diamond, the lower your clarity grading. What a clarity enhanced diamond is, is a diamond that has been given this makeover of sorts in order to simply enhance the clarity. So you might have a diamond that starts off with a lot of imperfections visible to the naked eye, and is put under a feather filling or laser treatment process so that those imperfections we call inclusions are no longer visible. How does this affect you as a buyer? In a great way! What happens with these diamonds is that they are mined and are given an original clarity rating. If there are enough imperfections visible to your naked eye, the clarity will be on the low end of things. Then the diamond undergoes this enhancement process, and the end result is a diamond with a higher clarity that is much more brilliant and sparkling than it was in its original condition.
Guess which price of clarity you are paying for? The clarity that the diamond was originally mined with. So, in essence, you are getting a much more beautiful diamond at a much lower rate than you would if that diamond was mined with the final clarity that your diamond resulted in. Generally speaking, this process could save you thousands of dollars if you are looking for a bigger stone that offers all of the brilliance your bride deserves. And this is exactly why clarity enhanced diamonds are the hottest trend today. Got questions? Drop them in our comment box or visit one of our Facebook applications or forums to find out more about this exciting new trend in diamonds!