Post # 1
I was just wondering if anyone out there has ever bought a clarity enhanced diamond. They’re so much cheaper for a better clarity, but I wonder if the enhancement procedure makes them more fragile.
Post # 3
@jamiesrichmond: I have. its a 0.63 round cut. very pretty and no different to unenhanced diamonds- strength-wise.
go for it! we got a lot more for our money.
Post # 4
I’m not sure of the details but i think i did read that they might be more fragile, because of the ways they lighten or remove the dark spots. I don’t remember for sure though but I’d definitely recommend being informed about all the details before you buy.
Post # 5
@jamiesrichmond: I’ve only heard negative things. They basically take a fragile diamond that isn’t jewelry quality and then fill it with some stuff.
With that said, though, if you do your research and if you’re getting a significant discount, and it still looks pretty to you, maybe it is the right choice.
Personally I wouldn’t go below a VS2, though.
Post # 6
@jamiesrichmond: I’ve heard the process of clarity enhancement compromises the integrity of the stone and it is more prone to chipping or cracking but I’m not sure.. This might help. They are a very knowledgable & reputable company:
Post # 7
it depends how the diamond is enhanced and where the flaw is as there are a number of ways. the best way is through laser drilling i think. its not an actual drill, its a laser beam that zaps the feathers in the diamond.the diamond must be chosen carefully, it cant be done on most diamonds.
ive had mine almost a year and im clumsy, no issues yet.
there is a lot of negative press about enhanced diamonds, despite still being more strong and durable than many other gemstone rings. of course they arent common, more for me hahaha! and lets be real here, ANY diamond, enhanced or not, if bashed at the right angle with the right force (not even excessive force) *will* chip and shatter, they arent indestructable.
my diamond was a very clever purchase, i have a gorgeous diamond for a lower price, ive posted it on here before and no one has ever guessed of its nature, they dont look any different to unenhanced diamonds.
the original clarity of the diamond was SI1 taken up to VS1 i think.
you will be put off, i was to begin with, i was a real sceptic, but im glad i have mine now!
for your information: its 0.65 round brillliant G colour diamond XXFine cut (excellent). paid $2100 and its valued at $4000 according to the valuation.
my recommendation is to speak to a jeweler that offers the service, ours was a family run business offering enhanced and unenhanced gems and they got all their diamonds from Antwerp, one of the best places in the world for diamond cutting precision. no wonder it sparkles like mad lol!
Post # 8
watch this: http://www.yehuda.com/ovi
this is the process mine had, unless you fall into a volcano or into a vat of hot acid, your diamond will act the same as any other.
the link wont work: type in the adress as above manually with .asp on the end!
Post # 9
wow! Thanks everybody for your comments. It’s such a less expensive option that I just might do it!
Post # 10
Hey, I got my clarity enhanced diamond from these guys,
They were very helpful, told me that clarity enhanced diamonds are not fragile at all, and that the enhancement process is resiliant and have a lifetime guarantee, as in the end, it’s still a diamond, and that stuff is STRONG
I got my ring (with a 0.8ct white, sparkly, super pretty diamond) for almost 50% off what I got from a jeweler, so yeah, clarity enhanced diamonds are pretty rock solid, all in all, go for it