What does treating a diamond mean?
Diamond treatment usually involves improving the total quality of the diamond by modifying the inclusions and/or enhancing or changing the colour. Some treatments are stable and permanent while others may not be that stable and can suffer damage during setting, wear, cleaning and repair. Fracture Filling.
Is a treated diamond real?
Enhanced diamonds are heavily included, or low-color diamonds that have been treated to improve their color or clarity. They sell for a much lower price than a mined diamond with equivalent specifications.
Are Treated diamonds bad?
If a diamond has a lot of inclusions that is treated via laser drilling, the diamond can end up with a lot of tunnels which can weaken its structural integrity and cause durability issues.
How do you tell if a diamond is treated?
Because there is no way to see if a diamond has been treated, it is important to have a diamond grading report from an independent lab like GIA. As part of its grading process, GIA tests all diamonds for treatments; if the diamond is treated, it will be disclosed on the certificate.
Is coating a diamond permanent?
The coating is fairly durable but not permanent. Coated diamonds can be damaged by heat and chemicals during jewelry repairs and polishing.
How much are treated diamonds worth?
Many people choose to buy a color treated diamonds because they are lower in price than naturally colored diamonds. Our treated diamonds have the same shine and color as the natural ones and for a fraction of the price. Our prices range from under $1000 to over $5000.
Are Costco diamonds enhanced?
One-of-a-kind diamond items will include both an IGI appraisal and GIA Diamond Grading Report regardless of carat weight. Colored gemstones are often enhanced in the production process. Colored gemstones offered by Costco have been treated unless otherwise noted.
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.
Does GIA grade clarity enhanced diamonds?
Reputable labs like the GIA don’t provide certifications on most clarity enhanced diamonds because the treatment is very often temporary and so would be the grading.