(Closed) clarity enhanced diamonds?

posted 12 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My ring is clarity enhanced.  No one can tell, not even a lot of jewelers, so you have to warn them before they clean it.  It allows you to buy a ring with a VS2 or SI1 look at an I1 price (i.e. you can either get the same ring for less, or trade off and get a bigger, better cut, or whiter diamond for the same amount).

If you buy a clarity enhanced ring, find out what the "original" inclusion level of the diamond is so that you’re not paying more than you should be.  You shouldn’t be paying the same price for an unenhanced VS2 as you would for a ring that only gets up to VS2 with the enhancements.

 As long as you don’t stick your ring in a pot of molten iron the enhancements are supposed to stay with the diamond for life.  I’m happy that we went with a clarity enhanced diamond because it allowed me to afford a slightly bigger rock with a very good cut and color, and I still can’t see any flaws from the top of the setting!

Post # 4
3793 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

When we were researching diamonds, we ultimately decided that for us, clarity enhanced diamonds weren’t the way to go.

I read too many horror stories about the enhancement degrading or worse.  When you have a diamond that’s been drilled, the structural integrity is compromised.  There are other ways to get a less expensive stone that might be more predictable, including a lab-made diamond or alternative stone.

I just did not want to get attached to a stone, only to have it crack in half 10 years from now… but then I didn’t care about having a large stone anyway!

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