Saturday, December 31, 2011

All About Spotting A Fake Diamond

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, however

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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