How to Spot a Fake Diamond - In this high-tech world, it's nearly impossible to look at a diamond and determine if it's real or not, especially if you don't know much about diamonds. However, there are steps you can take to avoid buying a fake diamond.
First of all, only deal with reputable jewelers, and when you find a reputable jeweler, stick with them. Avoid buying diamonds or other jewelry from jewelers you have never dealt with before. Ask to see the certificate of the stone. If there is no certificate, walk away.
Look at the setting where the stone is located. Fake diamonds, like cubic zirconia, are usually set in poor quality metals. Look carefully at the stone. Fake diamonds are not durable - natural diamonds, on the other hand, are the toughest stone on the planet. Look for scratches or dents.
How to Spot a Fake Diamond
After purchasing a diamond, take it to another jeweler for an evaluation. In fact, take it to two or three other jewelers for an appraisal to make sure the appraisals are all close enough. If you discover that you have bought a fake diamond, you may be accused of having made an exchange when you return to the store from your purchase; therefore, it is important to have a certificate for the diamond. No two stones are alike.