How to Tell if a Diamond is Real or Fake

These days you really need to make sure that you are getting the best diamond possible. Fake diamond merchants have gotten smarter in their business, and it is getting harder and harder to tell the good diamonds from the bad ones. Do you know how to tell if a diamond is real or not? The following tips are some of the best in helping you with this situation. Take your time at all points. You do not want to waste any of your money on something that you think is real but is not. Plus, your loved one will be happy you took your time to get this process right. Read through the following tips and see what you can find.

The Sparkle

You always hear about the sparkle of the diamonds. Well, in this case, you need to make sure that you are looking out for it. It is true that diamonds sparkle much more then glass or quartz. Watch out for silicon carbide though, because this can give you lot of trouble. It even gives trained jewelers trouble. Luckily, this is not all that common. Make sure that you look through the diamond that you want to buy and see if it is getting that sparkle that you really want. If it is not sparkling then you might be facing a fake diamond.

Checking Mounted Diamonds

You might be purchasing a diamond that is already mounted. Well, you can still check to see if it is real. When purchasing a mounted diamond you need to look through the top. If you look directly at that angle then you should not be able to see if the bottom of your diamond if it is real. If you notice colorful reflection then you are facing a fake. Real diamonds have more shades of grey. More color means lower quality. Real diamonds will also show you color from all angles while mounted fake diamonds only show from the top.

Weigh the Diamond

Did you know that cubic zirconia will weigh about 1.5 times more then an actual diamond? If you know this then it is very easy to weigh the stone correctly. Diamonds are also the toughest substance in nature to scratch, so if you are weighing your stone and see scratches then you are looking at a fake. You can also check for heat as well, because diamonds will disperse heat very quickly. All these tests can take less then a minute to do, and they will truly help you out. Take your time and make sure you can weigh the diamond.

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