How To Know If A Diamond Is Real Or Fake!

When determining the value of a diamond, it’s important that you first be able to determine if the diamond is real or fake. With very few exceptions, diamond jewelry is the world’s most expensive in its class. Even those diamond items that are small or flawed still cost more than the best versions of the other gems. It stands to reason that some people will capitalize on this and put out fakes to rip off the unwary and make a fast buck for themselves. So just how can you be sure the diamonds are real? visit –

As a consumer, you can rely on your common sense and use the tips below to test your diamond. Spotting a fake diamond may not be easy (some con artists use very sophisticated techniques nowadays), but it can be done. Check for scratches. As your elementary science teacher probably told you, diamonds are the hardest known element discovered in the universe. It stands to reason then that they cannot be scratched or gashed by anything softer.

Moissanite (which resembles a real diamond) and cubic zirconium (another diamond dead-ringer) both scratch easily. Grab a magnifying glass, or ask your jeweler and check it yourself.

With your mouth, breathe onto a diamond as if you were fogging it up to clean it. If the moisture from your breath clears up quickly, it’s real. If it takes the stone some seconds to evaporate the moisture, it might be a fake. Hold the stone up to the light. If there is a rainbow of colors instead of shades of gray, your diamond could be a fake. It does not have a diamond’s real property to reflect light.

Sometimes the setting and the mounting of the stone are both giveaways. Fake stones are usually set in inferior metals such as silver or low karat gold. Cheap stones and cheap settings usually go together. (The settings might even be plated in gold or silver to simulate the real metal.)

If you are purchasing, the dealer should be able to provide information on the stones. Better yet, ask for the stone’s certificate. If the diamond is real, the dealer should be willing to issue a certificate. The best certificate comes from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the European Gemological Laboratories (EGL). These organizations examine diamonds and issue grade reports on them. GIA

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