ENHANCED NATURAL DIAMONDS
A diamond that has been “enhanced” has been altered from its nature-made condition in some way through one or more treatments to improve its appearance. The consumer must bear in mind that long-term care issues may arise out of this type of enhancement and the value of the diamond may be affected, especially if, in time, the diamond discolors or cracks.
Enhanced diamonds are natural diamonds with natural flaws that have been camouflaged. The following treatments are used to enhance natural diamonds:
Detecting an Enhanced or Treated Diamond
The CIBO (World Jewelry Confederation), the GIA and the Federal Trade Commission all call for the full disclosure of all enhanced or treated diamonds at the time of sale in order to protect the consumer as well as the industry as a whole.
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