A clarity enhanced diamond is a natural diamond that undergoes specific treatment to improve its color and clarity. The treatment reduces the appearance of inclusions that are visible to the naked eye. Using laser drilling and fracture filling, the inclusions are filled, making them less visible.
When seeking high-quality, larger, or more economical options for real, naturally mined diamonds, clarity enhanced diamonds offer excellent value. Whether you're looking for a less expensive option or want to improve the size and aesthetic of your rock, these could be ideal.
Are Clarity Enhanced Diamonds Real?Clarity enhanced diamonds are real, not synthetic. In most cases, clarity enhanced diamonds begin their lives as diamonds with inclusions. They are then subjected to a clarity-enhancement procedure that involves irradiation or HPHT (high temperature, high pressure).
How Do You Care For Clarity Enhanced Diamonds?
Cleaning your clarity enhanced diamond with a gentle solution of warm soapy water is a great way to keep it looking new. Let your jewelry soak in the solution for at least ten minutes. A baby toothbrush is ideal for removing dirt and grime stuck on your jewelry.
While cleaning it yourself will help prevent dirt accumulation, you may need to take it to your jeweler for a professional cleaning once a year, especially if your ring has accumulated a lot of debris in hard-to-reach spots.
If you buy a clarity diamond and take it for repair, you must inform the jeweler before the diamond before they fix it. Before making any alterations, they may need to remove the stone from the setting.
How Much Do Clarity Enhanced Diamonds Cost?Enhanced diamonds are often 30–50% less expensive than non-enhanced diamonds. Because of the cheaper price, you will be able to purchase a larger diamond even if you're on a budget.
Are Clarity Enhanced Diamonds Worth It?
A diamond for an engagement ring can be an expensive purchase. If you're on a budget, getting a diamond with the qualities you desire may be daunting. A clarity enhanced diamond may just be what you need.
The main advantage of clarity enhanced diamonds is that they sell for relatively lower prices than natural diamonds with the same characteristics.
If you have a budget for your diamond purchase, then a lower price for a larger clarity enhanced diamond means that you can afford a larger, brighter diamond and stay within your price range.
Can I purchase Clarity Enhanced diamonds at Mervis?
No. Mervis does not sell Clarity Enhanced diamonds.