Follow these simple techniques before buying a diamond jewellery.
To prevent such a terrible scenario, you need to take precautions and be able to recognize a real diamond.
For this reason, I have put together a few simple and easy do-it-yourself tips that you can also try at home or before making the purchase to distinguish a real diamond from a fake one.
Check Authenticity Using Newspaper
Simply place your gem on a newspaper with the pointed side facing upwards. If you see the words clearly through the stone, then it's probably not a real diamond.
Real diamonds refract the light and therefore cannot act as a magnifying glass.
Check the Reflection
The reflection of a diamond says a lot. A real diamond is reflected in gray tones. However, if you see rainbow colors on your luxury piece, then its probably a fake one.
Scratch the Glass
We all know that the diamond is the hardest natural material and if you try to scratch the glass with the pointed side of the diamond, the glass will get sliced.
In this case however, if your glass doesn't get a cut mark then it'll be a unhappy moment.
A very quick way to recognize a fake diamond is by blowing your warm breath on to the diamond. If the supposed stone remains fogged for a few seconds, it is probably an imitation.
A real diamond is an excellent heat conductor that immediately distributes the heat generated by the breath.
Make sure that the diamond is not dirty or greasy, because then the gem will fog up.
Using a Sand Paper
Ok so this is a little scary test method. In this test you require a sandpaper and then you need to rub your diamond on that sandpaper. If you see any markings on your gem then it would mean that it's a fake one.
Only use this test if you are brave enough because even though diamonds are the hardest natural element, I would still never try the sand technique my diamond.
Only go to jewelers that you can trust or who can make qualified reviews that prove they are what they claim and remember that the more information you obtain before buying a diamond, the more you protect yourself from financial loss and emotional stress.