Question Mark

Question Mark: Treated Diamonds

In this edition of Question Mark, Mark Schechter of Ideal Luxury talks about treated or quality enhanced diamonds, and everything you need to know about them before purchasing a diamond. Laser drilled and filled, coated, irradiated and hpht diamonds.

Mark explains the process behind each of these treatments and what it means to the value of your stone. More importantly he tells you how to spot a treated diamond using a simple jeweler’s loupe and how to tell if the treatment was done professionally.

If you have any questions about treated diamonds or are looking to purchase a diamond, you can call Ideal Luxury at 888.505.5505 and make an appointment to see us at our office in Tustin, Orange County, CA. Or visit our website at