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Gemstones

Enhancement

Almost all gemstones available in the Jewelry world have been enhanced. Those gemstones that have not been enhanced are very recognizable by the extravagant price they command.

Some enhancements, such as heating, are an expected part of the polishing and finishing process and are accepted by the jewelry industry.

Color

When deciding upon the color of a gemstone it is most important to examine its hue, tone, and saturation at DiamondBrothers we carry a full line of high quality colored gemstones for your needs.

Clarity

All Gemstones will contain characteristic inclusions that provide proof of their natural stage of existence. It is best that those inclusions not be so visible so that way they do not draw away from the natural beauty of the gemstone.

Off course Flawless gemstones are very extraordinary and valuable, and even most high-end gemstones are at least slightly included.

Cut

A properly-cut colored gemstone presents an even color, least number of inclusions, good luster and displays the majority of gemstone when viewed from the top.

Unlike Diamonds, colored gems are not cut to a uniform ideal. All gemstones must be cut well to attain their maximum potential for beauty.

Quality cutting is what produces the brilliance and sparkle that captures the observer.

Size

The carat weight of a colored gemstone is not usually an precise gauge for gemstone size so what we do in Diamond Brothers we list the diameter of the colored gemstone, which provides you with the size of the visible part of the stone when set in jewelry.

Care
It is best to clean your gemstone jewelry with mild solution of soap and water that does not contain ammonia or harsh abrasives. Regular care eliminates the necessity for professional cleaning. Most jewelers use ultrasound to quickly remove dirt build-up. Although it is very affective in cleaning the gemstone, this treatment can fracture already weakened stones or loosen poorly set stones. Some gems, such as emeralds, which normally have flaws, should avoid ultrasonic cleaning altogether.
Frequently Asked Questions

What is a clarity enhanced diamond?

Clarity enhanced diamonds are real and natural diamonds that were treated in a lab to remove imperfections in the diamond. Because of this treatment, clarity enhanced diamonds are cheaper per carat than non-enhanced diamonds.

What does clarity enhanced diamond mean?

When someone says a diamond was clarity enhanced, they mean to say that the natural diamond was treated in a lab. There are two categories of clarity enhancement. Removing any debris or coloration, and filling fractures in the diamond with resin or some other material that will help it sparkle.

Are clarity enhanced diamonds real?

YES. Clarity enhanced diamonds are completely real diamond stones. They are not grown in a lab or from a different material like CZ (cubic zirconia). They have just had some fillings or laser treatment done to them in order to improve their appearance.

Are clarity enhanced diamonds less value-able?

Clarity enhanced diamonds are cheaper per carat. You can buy a much bigger diamond that is clarity enhanced for the same price as a smaller non-enhanced diamond.

How do you clean a clarity enhanced diamond?

You can clean a clarity enhanced diamond the same way you clean any other diamond or gemstone. Their enhancements do not practically affect their durability.