What are HPHT diamonds and why do you really want one?
If you’ve been shopping for a stunning diamond or engagement ring, you’ve surely noticed the prices that diamonds bring in with VVS2 + clarity and DG colors. We all fantasize about flaunting a rock with these characteristics, and we also believe that they are out of our reach.
Is not true. While a traditional diamond with these qualities can be priced in the hundreds of thousands, depending on the carat size, you can get a natural, non-synthetic diamond with ultra-high intrinsic clarity and high color for $ 10k for less than $ 10k. 200k.
It’s a secret that many jewelers who invest in traditional diamonds don’t want you to know.
Simply put, GIA (High Pressure, High Temperature) certified natural HPHT diamonds are genuine gem quality diamonds that have been mined from the ground and have gone through a permanent, non-invasive HPHT process to enhance their color. They are derived from the same volcanic sources as all other diamonds.
Did you know that there are different types of diamonds? Type 2a diamonds are one example, and they are the only ones that can undergo the HPHT process. This is because its structural integrity is top-notch and it can withstand the immense heat and pressure conditions of this permanent color transformation technique. Read more about the HPHT process.
Now a fully crystallized white Type 2a diamond will sell for mega dollars. Whether you’re a fan of them or not, to give you a cost perspective, Kanye West’s Kim Kardashian multi-million dollar diamond is a Type 2a, D colored diamond. So how does it make sense for an HPHT diamond (which is also of type 2a and it can be color D) can it be within your reach?
The difference is that a natural diamond that has undergone the HPHT process does not come off the white base, like Kim’s. Instead, it originated with a brown hue before it was permanently enhanced to a white color with high pressure and high temperature. But wait a sec, why would you want one?
You love clarity
If I had a choice, I would go for a flawless system, even VVS2. A natural HPHT diamond is born with extremely high clarity. Typical grades range from VVS2 to flawless, with rare occurrences of VS2.
You want 5 carats for the price of 3
Because the original color was not white, you pay less per carat. Another example is a 3 carat diamond versus the price of a 1.80 carat with similar characteristics.
You want amazing, top-notch grades
GIA certified natural HPHT diamonds tend to have the most desirable characteristics in a diamond; superior DH color, and superior clarity ranging from VVS2 to Flawless. Additionally, Hadar diamonds are all beautifully cut by generations of cutting craftsmen, leading to exorbitant levels of brilliance and brilliance. It is difficult to determine, even at extremely high magnification, the difference between an HPHT diamond and a traditionally marketed diamond.
You want GIA certification
The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) considers HPHT natural diamonds to be stable and permanent. Featuring a GIA certified natural HPHT diamond, it receives verification from the strictest and most respected diamond authority on diamond grading.
The offer is limited
The Type 2a diamond from which a natural HPHT diamond comes constitutes only ½% of all mined diamonds. Therefore, we believe that the demand will continue to increase, while the quantities will decrease. Although we are not investment advisers nor do we offer investment advice, we believe that there will be a favorable long-term return for these types of diamonds.
In recent years, we have seen increased demand for natural HPHT diamonds from couples and sophisticated diamond buyers alike. We are also seeing a preference for HPHT diamonds among people who could otherwise afford a traditional diamond with top-notch specifications.