Welcome to The Clear Cut Classroom where we take deep dives into all things diamonds (and jewelry). 💍 Today we are talking about diamond treatments, why we choose not to work with treated diamonds, and the disadvantages of these processes. Let us know what you think!
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For natural diamonds, there are processes where you can color enhance or clarity enhance a stone. So what does that enhancement mean?
In terms of color, you can take a lower color natural diamond and put it under high pressure and high temperature to try to get it to appear a whiter color. Since it didn't come out of the earth that color, that would be called a color enhancement.
We do not recommend this because it devalues your diamond immediately and it is unstable in the long term
For Clarity enhancement, (also known as laser drilling), you take a tiny laser drill into the natural diamond and fill in an inclusion or take it out. This process devalues your stone in the long term and can also leave your diamond unstable.
We do not recommend buying treated diamonds because we don't want our clients to put their money in anything that doesn't hold inherent value, won't last you a lifetime, or hold that integrity.