What does enhanced black diamonds mean?
An “enhanced” black diamond is a natural diamond that is treated with radiation to obtain a uniform black color. These stones are of a much better quality than a Carbonado diamond because of the nature of their inclusions and the strength of these stones.
How can you tell if a diamond is color enhanced?
The two main methods of identifying color-enhanced diamonds are color zoning and spectroscopy. Color zoning can provide an indication of probable color enhancement, but only spectroscopy, a procedure done in a trade lab by a trained gemologist, will give a conclusive answer on the origin of a diamond’s color.
Do black diamonds have clarity?
Black diamonds are opaque, meaning their clarity is not measured by the same scale as colorless to near-colorless diamonds. Unlike other traditional white diamonds, carbonados don’t refract and reflect light in the same way, and their inclusions are actually what give the gems their rich beauty.
Is black Diamond Magnetic?
Due to their mineral inclusions, black diamonds are often electrically conductive (unevenly), and sometimes showing magnetism. Indeed, graphite is electrically conductive, while magnetism is found in magnetite and hematite for instance.
Do enhanced diamonds hold their value?
Do Clarity Enhanced Diamonds Hold their Value? Yes, clarity enhanced diamonds like all other diamonds hold their value according to normal price fluctuations of diamonds as well as taking into account current market values and conditions.
Are color enhanced diamonds worth less?
Price and Value
Enhanced diamonds sell for approximately 30-50% less than natural diamonds with the same characteristics. The price is lower for enhanced diamonds, but so is the quality. Enhanced diamonds are less valuable than natural diamonds and are difficult to resell.
Are all diamonds enhanced?
Natural diamonds are not enhanced in any way, so each stone exhibits its own naturally-occurring colors and characteristics. However, a diamond altered to change its color or the visibility of inclusions is referred to as an “enhanced” diamond.