are Clarity Enhanced Diamonds?
enhanced diamonds are 100% genuine natural diamonds. The principle
of the Clarity Enhancement Process is to make natural diamond imperfections
inside diamonds invisible. Almost every diamond has minute
imperfections and tiny cracks/fissures. When light rays travel through
a diamond the imperfection or crack/fissure reflects the light in
such a way that the outline of the imperfection becomes visible
to your eye. It is the outline of the crack/fissure that is made
invisible through the enhancement process. After the enhancement
process, light rays traveling through the diamond pass through the
fissure instead of reflecting off of it, thus giving you a visually
better clarity and more perfect diamond.
does the process work?
we understand the process we must first understand which diamonds
are enhanced. During formation of diamonds in the earths crust,
and during the diamond cutting process, tiny cracks may appear inside
the diamond near the surface. Visibility and location of the
crack or fissure determines if the diamond could be visually improved
through the enhancement process. If when viewing a diamond
from the top, a small crack or fissure is visible to the un-aided
eye, then this diamond is an excellent candidate for the enhancement
process. During the enhancement process the diamond is heated
to over 1500 degrees, and a silica like resin (which has a similar
refractive index to diamond) is infused inside the diamond directly
at the fissure. The resin bonds with the internal surface of the
fissure, and the result of this bond is to allow light rays to pass
through the fissure/crack, instead of reflecting its image to your
eye. Thus presenting you with a visually more beautiful diamond.
a Clarity Enhanced Diamond?
you can have a BIGGER more BEAUTIFUL more AFFORDABLE diamond for
your money. Simply stated......get twice the size twice the
beauty at half the price over non-enhanced diamonds.
BigDiamondsUSA.com for your CE diamonds?
our business is strictly diamonds. We are knowledgeable qualified
wholesale diamond dealers, selling diamonds directly to jewelry
stores throughout the country for over 27 years. We sell direct
to you...no middlemen, and what this means to you, is that it will
be like having an "UNCLE IN THE DIAMOND BUSINESS".
Are other Gem
Stones enhanced or treated?
ALL gem stones are enhanced or treated in one form or another. Emeralds,
Rubies, and Sapphires are clarity enhanced just like diamonds. Rubies
and Sapphires are also heat treated in very high temperatures to
enhance and deepen their color. Blue Topaz and Aquamarines are heated
and dyed to become more blue, Pearls are bleached, Opals,Jade,and
Onyx are dyed to enhance their color. From the beginning of
time men and women have enhanced or altered everything around them.
Next time you are at your jeweler ask them to show you a non-enhanced
Emerald, Ruby,or Sapphire, or for that matter any other precious
or semi-precious stone they sell. If they are honest, they
will inform you that almost all precious and semi-precious gemstones
have undergone some type of enhancement or treatment process. What
this should mean to you, is that enhancements in gemstones is as
common as finding a gold ring for sale in a jewelry store.
If you are still unsure of enhancements just try asking your wife
or girlfriend not to wear her enhancements (makeup) next time you
go to dinner.
enhanced diamonds at Big Diamonds certified?
of our enhanced diamonds are United Gem Laboratory certified by
I care for my clarity enhanced diamonds?
enhanced diamonds at BigDiamondsUSA.com have a lifetime warranty,
and should be worn and cared for like all other diamonds. The enhancement
process is permanent, but can be reversed in boiling acids, open
flames like a jewelers torch, and ammonia based jewelry cleaners.
Steam cleaning, ammonia free liquid jewelry cleaners, and ultrasonic
cleaners are safe means for cleaning your clarity enhanced diamonds
and jewelry. If your clarity enhanced diamond jewelry should need
repair simply inform the jeweler that your diamond is clarity enhanced,
and the jeweler should take the necessary precautions from applying
direct heat from a jewelers torch to your diamond. Should the enhancement
be reversed regardless of fault, BigDiamondsUSA will re-enhance
your diamond free of charge for life. A Lifetime Guarantee
Certificate is issued with every diamond we sell.
insurance and appraisals?
enhanced diamonds like all diamonds hold their value - or increase
according to market value. Big Diamonds USA.com will provide you
with a retail replacement value appraisal for your insurance company.
All insurance companies recognize and insure clarity enhanced diamonds.