Natural fancy diamonds are very expensive and out of reach therefore color enhanced diamonds can be a great alternative for natural fancy color diamonds, they have large advantages thanks to their price and vividness of color,
They are much more affordable and allow a lot of people to own luxuries jewelry that they always dreamed of ….
The enhancement makes this diamonds less expensive and much more available in the market so you can find them in most shapes and sizes There are many exciting pieces of diamonds unlike natural fancy diamonds which are harder to find and there is a very small quantity of fancy color diamonds that being mined each year….
There are 3 types of color enhance process; Irradiation, Coating and HPHT
IRRADIATION- This process uses high-energy electron saturation (electron accelerator technology) to alter the appearance and color of diamonds, using a low color diamond exposing the diamond to a stream of fast electrons,
Thanks to modern technology, it is possible to irradiate natural diamonds safely and get all range of colors like: yellow, blue, green, red and pink, so that any natural diamond can looks like a much higher quality natural stone. This is a similar process that is being used in preserving food.
The irradiated color diamonds are the beautiful diamonds are absolutely safe to use, and require no special attention under normal wear and tear. The color treatment is not subject to change over time.
HPHT-High Pressure High Temperature treatment can improve the color of certain types of brown diamonds and increase their value, the color enhanced diamond will be heated up to a very high temperature under a very high pressure
This process was first used to turn yellowish diamonds into more fancy colored diamonds but now it also used to turn brown diamond into more desirable colorless diamonds
COATING- it’s an artificial layer that is put on the pavilion of the diamond, which is in the bottom of the stone, and creating the desired color. The result will give the diamond the similar tone like the no-enhanced one.
Thing to avoid:
1. Don’t expose the diamond to temperature over 150°F. Inform the jeweler that the diamond is a color enhanced diamond before any work is done -If this type of color enhanced diamond is exposed to excessive amounts of heat it might affect the color. You need to inform the jeweler that the diamond is a color enhanced diamond before any work is done. Having that knowledge will help the jeweler to protect the diamond and to decide on the best treatment for the enhanced diamond.
2. Do not expose the diamond to any acid (sulfuric or hydrofluoric).
3. Do not re-cut or re-polished your diamond.
The color of your coating pink diamond will last forever provided you hold on to these simple Do’s and Don’ts for proper care.
IMPORTANT-KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYING!
Color Enhanced Diamonds must always be advertised as such. Diamonds that have been irradiated must also be so identified by jewelers as enhanced diamonds, or treated diamonds.
If you are in the market for Color Enhanced Diamonds make sure that the certification you receive with the stone is clearly identified as either natural color or enhanced color. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission requires disclosure of gemstone treatments (enhancements) at every level of the trade.
Do not forget when buying a Color Enhanced Diamonds make sure to ask your seller to provide you with a certificate of authenticity for your diamond.