What Are HPHT Diamonds + 5 Reasons You Want Them

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

HPHT diamonds are genuine, GIA certified, high clarity diamonds that have undergone a specialized processed called HPHT (high pressure high temperature). Only superior grade, Type 2 a, TLB and TTLB diamonds are candidates for HPHT. These diamonds must have clarity grades of FL-VVS2 (the highest clarities available).

Diamonds that belong to this category show very few internal blemishes, which in short, means they are high quality and rare. The HPHT process is applied to adjust its color, in many cases, from a champagne colored diamond to a permanent white or colorless diamond.

Many people choose HPHT diamonds because it allows them to own a GIA certified, flawless, colorless, and larger diamond for half the cost of a traditional diamond.

5 Reasons You Want A GIA Certified HPHT Diamond

If you have been shopping for an engagement ring or an impressive diamond, you’re sure to have realized the prices diamonds with VVS2+ clarity and D-G colors are bringing. We all fantasize about flaunting a rock with these characteristics, and also believe that they are well out of reach.

Not true. While a traditional diamond with these qualities can be priced in the hundreds of thousands, depending on the carat size, you can obtain a natural diamond, not a synthetic, with intrinsic ultra-high clarities and high color from $10k to under $200k.

It’s a secret many jewelers invested in traditional diamonds do not want you to know.

In a nutshell, GIA Certified Natural HPHT (High Pressure, High Temperature) diamonds are genuine, gem-quality diamonds that have been mined from the earth 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 there are different types of diamonds? Type 2a diamonds are one example, and they are the only kind that can undergo the HPHT process. This is because their structural integrity is top-notch and can endure the immense heat and pressure conditions of this permanent color transforming technique. Read more about the HPHT process.

Now, a white, fully crystallized Type 2a diamond will fetch mega-bucks. Whether you’re a fan of them or not, to give you perspective on the cost, Kim Kardashian’s multi-million dollar diamond from Kanye West is a Type 2a, D color diamond. So how does it make sense that an HPHT diamond (which is also Type 2a and can be D in color), can be within reach for you?

The difference is that a natural diamond that has undergone the HPHT process doesn’t come out of the ground white, like Kim’s. Instead, it originated with a brownish hue before it was permanently enhanced to a white color with high pressure, high temperature. But wait a second, why would you want one?

You LOVE Clarity

If given a choice, you would go for flawless, 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 Stunning, Top-Tier Grades

GIA Certified Natural HPHT diamonds tend to have the most desirable characteristics in a diamond; top color from D-H, and top clarity ranging from VVS2 to Flawless. In addition, Hadar Diamonds are all cut beautifully by generations of cutting artisans, leading to exorbitant levels of sparkle and luster. It is difficult to determine, even under extremely high magnification, the difference between an HPHT diamond and a traditionally marketed diamond.

You Want GIA Certification

The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) deems natural HPHT diamonds to be stable and permanent. With a GIA Certified natural HPHT diamond, you receive verification from the most stringent and respected diamond authority on diamond grading.

The Supply is Limited

The Type 2a diamond from which a natural HPHT diamond comes from makes up only ½ % of all diamonds mined. Therefore, we believe the demand will continue to increase, while quantities decrease. Although we are not investment advisors nor give investment advice, we believe there will be a favorable long-term return on these types of diamonds.

Over the past few years we have seen a higher demand for natural HPHT diamond from couples and sophisticated diamond buyers alike. We are also seeing the preference for HPHT diamonds among individuals who could otherwise afford a traditional diamond with top-tier specifications.

We encourage you to learn more and watch actual videos so you can see what a natural HPHT diamond from Hadar Diamonds looks like. Gain access to the most beautiful GIA Certified natural HPHT diamonds in the world and contact published expert, Gerry Hauser, from Hadar Diamonds.

Gerry Hauser is a member of the New York Diamond Dealers Club. What the New York Stock Exchange is to stocks, the New York Diamond Dealers club is to diamonds.

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