How can you tell the difference between a real and a fake diamond? Here are 3 easy and quick ways to tell if a diamond is real!
Wondering whether your fiance, boyfriend or husband has bought you a real diamond? You think you have in business with a suspicious diamond trader? Don’t worry as we have great tips and tricks for you that will help you make a difference between a real and a fake diamond:
- Search for impurities – Almost 99.9% of the diamonds are not pure and they have small imperfections. The fake diamonds are perfect so if you’ve got a flawless stone, you are probably dealing with a rare perfect diamond or you are wearing a fake one. In order to determine whether or not the diamond is real and search for impurities, you need a magnifying glass or loupe. You should examine the diamond (preferably with an enlarging lens) and you need to search for air bubbles, small black spots, and tiny fractures. You should know what you are looking for and please don’t confuse scratches for impurities.
- Look at the metal – The metal the diamond is mounted on, can tell a lot about the diamond you are wearing. Even though this is not a foolproof test, it is super easy to try. Considering the fact, diamonds are expensive, they are usually set in more expensive and luxurious materials. If the metal is gold or silver plated, you can be quite sure the diamond is not real. The real diamonds are usually set in yellow, white or rose gold platinum rings.
- Sandpaper the diamond – This method is a good idea if you are sure you have a real diamond and you don’t mind losing a fake one. You need to make sure you use a regular sandpaper. Start scratching the diamond, and if the stone is scratched, it means you have a fake diamond. A real diamond is really hard and the sandpaper won’t damage it at all.
These home tests can be accurate, but if you want to be 100% sure the diamond is real, you can visit Brilliant Earth’s showrooms and consult with a professional jeweler. If the diamond is not real, you will have a chance to choose something from the incredible diamond collection Brilliant Earth offers.