Does "Clarity Enhancement" ruin the value of the diamond?
No. An enhanced diamond is still a natural diamond
and the improvement is so small as to be negligible. The only difference is that an enhanced
diamond looks better!
The Gemological Institute
of America (GIA) has put these stones through the most rigorous of tests. They found only 3 things that could cause the
filling to come out.
1. Exposure to fire. Tip:
If you buy a clarity enhanced diamond, don't let your girl hold her hand in
fire for an extended period of time.
2. Exposure to boiling
acid. Don't let her hold her finger or hand in boiling acid for an extended
period of time.
3. Re-cutting. If the
diamond had to, for some reason be re-cut the re-cutting process could cause
the filling to come out.
When you get down to it, a
jeweler’s torch and a jeweler’s boiling acid is all you need to beware of. If you are letting a jeweler work on the ring,
simply make them aware that the diamond is clarity enhanced either by telling
them or handing them the guarantee card. Then you'll be sure to avoid the fire and
boiling acid thing. As for recutting, you'll
probably never have it done.
The clarity enhancement
process can be reversed, however, under normal wear and tear the Clarity
Enhanced diamond is a highly durable treatment. We will guarantee the treatment for life!!! Please keep the following easy instructions in
It IS safe to
expose CE diamonds to:
1. Ultrasonic cleaning
2. Steam cleaning
3. Heat up to 1500F
It is NOT safe to expose CE diamonds to:
1. Acid cleaning and soaking
2. Torch flame & retipping