I was wanting to know if anyone could tell me how much
difference in price on lets say a 1.0 CT vs1 I natural stone
compared to a 1.0 CT vs1 I clarity enhanced stone.
Just my 2 cents, Gary, but consider this sales approach. Who knows
what the clarity enhanced stone’s value was before it was “enhanced”?
Since the enhancement is not natural, and it’s questionable as to
how permanent it is, is the value of the stone truly enhanced? Look
at prices for an SI1 or even a strong SI2 in the color range of G-H
for good value, depending on the nature and location of the
inclusions and the make. Offer these prices against the VS1 (which
would not be easily identifiable as such without a microscope).
Color can often be more critical to appearance than the clarity
differences between the VS grades and the better SI’s. Personally,
I’m not sure that “enhanced” diamonds participate in our business
with the same prestige as natural stones, if you catch my drift. . .
.maybe the customer can catch the drift too, eh? If they’re
shopping, there my be a competitor in the picture who is thinking
along these lines.
David L. Huffman