Is it Fake or Real Diamond?
How do You Recognize if Diamonds are Real or
In this world of advanced technology it is almost impossible to simply look at a
diamond and determine whether it is real or not, even when you know a fair bit about diamonds. But this is
especially true if you don’t know much about diamonds.
There are some steps that you can take though to recognize whether a diamond is
real or fake. This will help you avoid buying a fake diamond, although fake or artificial diamonds are in demand,
Deal with reputable jewelers
First, only deal with reputable jewelers, and when you find a reputable jeweler,
stick with them. Avoid buying diamonds or other jewelry from jewelers that you have never dealt with before in the
past. Ask to see the certificate for the stone. If no certificate exists, walk away.
|Although plastic jewelry can be easily picked up as
there are more sophisticated forms of fake diamonds that are hard
distinguish to the untrained eye. Learn how to avoid
Check the diamond
Look at the setting that the stone is in. Fake diamonds, such as zirconias, are
usually set in low quality metals. Take a close look at the stone. Fake diamonds are not durable – natural
diamonds, on the other hand, are the most durable stone on the planet. Look for scratches or nicks.
After purchasing a diamond, take it to another jeweler for appraisal. In fact,
take it to two or three other jewelers for an appraisal to make sure that the jewelry appraisals are all fairly
close. If you find that you have purchased a fake diamond, you may be accused of making a switch when you return to
the store of your purchase; therefore, it is important to have a certificate for the diamond. No two stones are