How To Spot A Fake Diamond

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In this world of advanced technology it is

almost impossible to simply look at a

diamond and determine whether it is real or

not – especially if you don’t know much

about diamonds. There are some steps that

you can take to avoid buying a fake diamond,


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.

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 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 alike.

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