In ancient times, long before the development of diamond cutting, people preferred diamonds in their natural state. Because there were no scientific means to improve upon Mother Nature’s product, people enthusiastically sought out diamonds with as few imperfections as possible. Diamonds with irregular, asymmetric shapes, or those with stains that inhibit the stone’s brilliance, were simply discarded.
Clarity enhanced diamonds are an increasingly appealing option for jewelry buyers. These diamonds are called enhanced because they have been subjected to mechanical or chemical processes that remove inclusions (impurities within the diamond) and blemishes (impurities on the surface of the diamond), thereby improving the stone’s clarity. For this reason, a budget-conscious buyer would end up spending less for a visibly superior product.