Long gone are the days when you can tell if a diamond is real or fake unless you have had some training and a jeweler’s loop. There are beautiful man made stones that resemble diamonds such as cubic zirconia’s, and lab created diamonds. These are OK when presented honestly and not sold falsely as the real thing. The following tips are to help you with your future diamond purchases.
One of the things I do not do is purchase diamonds from anyone other than a jeweler with a good reputation. I check the Better Business Bureau, visit – https://lambang-toanquoc.com/ inquire if friends have purchased from that jeweler, and I ask the jeweler question about where they get their diamonds from, and what is the company’s return policy. All of my diamonds have certificates of authenticity. This is important to me for two reasons, 1) coverage by my insurance company, 2) ensuring that my diamond is real and provides a record of the gems appraisal value. I would not purchase a diamond from a jeweler that cannot provide documentation. I am also a “conflict diamond” conscious buyer.
Real diamonds are strong and durable if you see any scratches on the stone most likely you are holding a fake. Imitation diamonds are usually put in settings that are inexpensive. So, if a jewelry is selling you an expensive diamond, but it is in a cheesy setting walk away.
I also take my jewelry as a back up to another jeweler to have it appraised. Nothing wrong with having a second opinion. I do this to see if there is a significant discrepancy between jewelers regarding the appraisal value. This is another good reason for having a written appraisal; you don’t have to worry about being accused of changing the diamond yourself.