Spotting Fake Diamonds

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The article below talks on a topic that has recently moved to center stage; or at least, it seems that way. If you’ve been saying you need to know more about it, here’s your chance.

In our world of advanced technology it is nearly impossible to just look at a diamond and decide whether it is genuine or not – especially if you don’t know a lot about diamonds. There are, however, a few ways that you can take to avoid being scammed into buying a fake diamond.

First, only deal with jewelers that are reputable. Once you have found a reputable jeweler, stick with them. Avoid buying diamonds or other jewelry from jewelers that you’ve never dealt with before. When buying a diamond, ask to see the certificate for the stone. If no certificate exists, walk away – there’s a good chance it’s a scam.

You might not consider everything you just read to be critical information about diamonds. But do not be too surprised if you find yourself remembering and using this very information in the future.

Take note of the setting that the stone is in. Fake diamonds, like zirconias, are often set in low quality metals. Take a close-up look at the stone. Fake diamonds are not very durable; natural diamonds, on the other end of the spectrum, are the most durable stones on earth. Also look for scratches or nicks.

After purchasing a diamond, take it to another jeweler for an appraisal. You can even take it to a couple more jewelers for an appraisal to make sure that the appraisals are all approximately close and accurate. If you find that you have bought a fake diamond, you might be accused of making a switch when you go back to the store of your purchase, so it is important to have a certificate for the diamond with you. No two stones are exactly alike.

Now you are practically almost an expert on diamonds. Well, not really, but you should have some things to bring to a future discussion on diamonds.

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