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CLARITY TREATMENTS IN DIAMONDS: LASER DRILLING AND INTERNAL LASER DRILLING

 

16.08.12

By Yehuda Yakar, GG GIA, Chief Gemologist at GCI

 

 
 

 

All natural diamonds have faults that could negatively influence their gemological rating and financial value. Diamond cutters can remove some of the clarity faults, but some flaws demand a different treatment, one which has techniques developed since the 1970s to nowadays. Every treatment that a diamond undergoes must be disclosed at every stage. Anyone who violates this obligation is breaking rules which apply to members of every diamond bourse and association in the world. In some cases, it is even illegal not to disclose.

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