What Is The Clarity Enhancement Process?
This process takes a diamond with a visible imperfection and makes the imperfection much less visible to the naked eye. During the clarity enhancement process, we insert a microscopic amount of material into the part of the diamond that contains a feather. This material has the same optical properties as the diamond itself. When light travels from one medium to another, it either changes its course or reflects in a different direction. When light attempts to pass through a non-enhanced diamond that has a feather, the light hits the feather and reflects off in any number of directions. That is why we see the feather, and the diamond doesn’t appear to be clean. With a Clarity Enhanced diamond, the light passes through the natural feather because the material used for the enhancement has the same optical characteristics as the diamond.
Does Clarity Enhancement “Change” A Diamond In Any Way?
The Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A), after extensive research, has determined that normal wear and tear cannot harm the enhancement. Only if the diamond is exposed to high heat or strong acids and bases, the enhancement may be reversed. In the extremely rare case that a diamond should lose its enhancement without being exposed to high heat, Diamond Jewelry United will re-enhance the diamond free of charge for the first 12 months after purchase. With each diamond sold, DJU provides an appraisal with characteristics of the diamond which is also our lifetime guarantee.