Clarity Enhanced Diamonds
What Are Clarity Enhanced Diamonds And why Should You Purchase One?
In the 1990s scientists from Israel discovered a way to treat the clarity of diamonds. In this process, noticeable inclusions in the precious stone become invisible to the naked eye and only an expert who specialized in diamonds was able to identify the treatment when looking at the diamond under magnification. Naturally, the inclusions do not disappear but they aren’t visible to the naked eye anymore. Best of all, clarity enhanced diamonds are totally natural and come from the same diamond mines as all other diamonds.
Does Your Clarity Enhanced Diamond Require Any Special Care?
Not at all. After a thorough research the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.) confirmed that usual wear cannot have any impact on a diamond. Only open heat exceeding 1500 °C, strong acid, strong alkali or re-cutting could damage an enhanced diamond.
Does The Enhancement Of Your Diamond Have Any Effect On It's Durability?
No, the stone is still a natural diamond, just better looking. The amount of the inclusion filling material is so tiny that the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.), the best known diamond laboratory in the world confirmed that this diamond treatment process has no impact whatsoever on the weight of the diamond.
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How Was Your Diamond Actually Enhanced?
During the process of clarity enhancement, a microscopic amount of material is inserted in where the inclusion is. This material has the same optical properties as the diamond. When light enters the diamond at one spot and is emitted through another the direction of the ray does not change or reflect in another direction. On the other hand, when passing through an untreated diamond with inclusions the ray of light hits the inclusion and reflects in various directions. This is why we can notice inclusions in the diamond and the stone does not look clear. When passing through a treated diamond, light goes straight through the natural inclusion since the filling used has the same optical properties as the diamond itself. The ray of light “thinks” it is passing through the same material (the diamond) and carries on in the same direction.
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