Also known as fracture filling or clarity enhanced diamonds, enhanced diamonds are diamonds that are imperfect (usually I1, I2, or I3) and have been treated to improve color or clarity by laser drilling or fracture filling.
Care needs to be taken when being worn and when being worked on as the filling can come out in different environments.
The process of enhancing a diamond uses a glass like material containing bismuth. It adds very little, if any, weight to the diamond. The enhancement improves the diamond 1-2 grades by masking the features visible to the naked eye.
Enhancements can improve the beauty but not the quality.
Enhanced diamonds can be detected by the trained eye due to a “flash-effect” that any enhanced diamond will have.
*Unless specifically asked for The Gem Smith does not generally stock or sell this type of diamond.