Are Clarity Enhanced Diamonds Real?

Welcome to another edition of insights from Siebke Hoyt, your trusted jewelry partner since 1889. Diamonds, with their timeless allure, have been a part of our long-standing history. Recently, clarity-enhanced diamonds have become a topic of discussion among enthusiasts and buyers alike. Let's dive deep into understanding these diamonds with the help of our skilled and knowledgeable staff.

What is a Clarity Enhanced Diamond?

Every diamond has its story, told through its unique inclusions and characteristics. Some diamonds undergo clarity enhancement, a process designed to improve their visual appeal. But what exactly does this mean?

  • Diamond Clarity: Natural diamonds often contain internal or external marks called inclusions. Their visibility and size determine the diamond's clarity grade.
  • Enhancement Process: To increase the clarity grade of a diamond, certain techniques are applied to diminish the appearance of these inclusions.

Methods of Clarity Enhancement

Two prominent methods stand out in the industry:

  • Laser Drilling: This involves using a precise laser to target and dissolve specific inclusions.
  • Fracture Filling: In this method, fractures in the diamond are filled with a substance that matches its refractive index, making the fracture less visible.

Our team, boasting an average tenure of eight years, ensures that any clarity-enhanced diamonds in our collection are treated with the utmost precision and expertise.

Authenticity and Value

"Is a clarity-enhanced diamond still real?" It's a question our friendly staff, backed by decades of expertise, often addresses.

  • Natural vs. Treated Diamonds: A clarity-enhanced diamond is very much real. It started its journey as a natural diamond and underwent treatments to enhance its appearance.
  • Pricing: Typically, these diamonds are priced lower than their non-enhanced counterparts, reflecting the cost of the enhancement process and the original clarity grade of the diamond.
  • Durability & Care: Like all diamonds, with proper care, clarity-enhanced stones can last a lifetime. However, some treatments may require specific care to maintain their appearance.

How to Identify a Clarity Enhanced Diamond

Knowledge is the cornerstone of any purchase. When browsing, consider:

  • Professional grading reports: A reputable report will clearly state if the diamond has undergone clarity enhancement.
  • Visual Signs: Under magnification, certain signs can hint at enhancement, such as filled fractures or drill holes.

At Siebke Hoyt, our experienced team provides all the necessary details, ensuring you're well-informed before making a choice.

The Debate: Pros and Cons of Clarity Enhanced Diamonds

Every diamond choice comes with its considerations:


  • Cost-effectiveness: Achieve the look of a higher-clarity diamond at a reduced price.
  • Improved appearance: Minor inclusions are minimized or made invisible.


  • Market Value: Some purists believe enhancement diminishes a diamond's value.
  • Care Considerations: Some enhancements may require specific care routines.

Remember, our philosophy at Siebke Hoyt is to offer quality merchandise at a fair price. Your satisfaction is paramount.

Buying Tips for Clarity Enhanced Diamonds

When exploring your options:

  • Seek transparency. A reputable jeweler will disclose all treatments.
  • Understand certifications. Know what to look for in a grading report.
  • Determine your priorities. Decide what aspects, such as price or natural state, matter most to you.

Ready to explore further? Our family-owned and operated team awaits! Book an appointment with our experts, or read more on our blog.


Clarity-enhanced diamonds are genuine diamonds, with a touch of human intervention to enhance their beauty. As with all things precious, the choice is personal. Trust in our history and expertise to guide you. After all, with Siebke Hoyt, you're not just buying a diamond – you're becoming a part of a legacy.

For further queries, do not hesitate to contact us. We're here to help.