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Are you shopping for a FAKE diamond?
Either you are going to shop for a diamond or you want to find out that the gift you have received on your birthday or anniversary from a special friend is a real diamond or not, follow the below listed diamond authenticity checks and you will be able to know if the new diamond jewelry you are going to buy or the diamond gift you have received is real or not.
Diamond authenticity check #1: First of all decide what are the tests that you can use. There are many types of tests to check the authenticity of a diamond and tell whether it is a real or fake. Deciding in between these tests is simple. Loose diamonds are easier to test and if you have one in your possession or you are in a jewelry store to look at a piece, it is a plus point.
A real diamond cannot be used as a magnifying glass.
Diamond authenticity check #2: For a loose diamond, place it on a sheet of newspaper or page of a book. Now place the diamond directly on the text and then examine it carefully. If you are able to see the text getting enlarged, then the diamond is fake because diamond cannot refract light and it can't be used as a magnifying glass.
Diamond authenticity check #3: Now use a small light for example a penlight or another source of concentrated light and try to shine light into the piece of stone. If you are able to see through the other side of the stone, then that stone is not a diamond and is fake because if you will look through a real one, you will be able to see a halo around the diamond.
Diamond authenticity check #4: Check the setting of the diamond. There are many things to check when it comes to settings of the diamond. First of all, the majority of real diamonds available in the market are set in open-back setting because a real diamond refracts light better in open setting. Secondly, check out what is the type of metal that is used for fixation. Real diamonds are set with best metals for example 10kt gold.
Diamond authenticity check #5: Now you have followed all the four steps and you are absolutely certain that the diamond you are going to buy is real, then also to be on a safer side, ask for a certification like GIA certification (Gemological Institute of America). Keep a control on yourself before buying this really expensive item. Do not fall prey to jewelers who say that we use our own certification.
So always remember to buy certified diamonds for example GIA certified. Go ahead and listen to your own instinct when shopping for such expensive things. Keep your eyes and mind open. If the deal you are having seems too good to be true or you do not trust the jeweler, just walk away and do not take risks by ending up with fake diamonds.