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Find Out if Your Diamond Engagement Ring Is a Fake With These 8 Simple Tests

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Do not feel bad if you've ever wondered whether the sparkling rock on your finger was real or just a convincing fake. The question of whether a diamond is real or fake is frequently posed to jewelers, and it is by no means a frivolous one. It's possible you're unsure about the jeweler's reputation or you simply want to make sure what you're wearing is authentic.

In this case, it is unlikely that a thorough examination of your stone will yield any information. To the uninitiated, it is easy to confuse a genuine diamond with one made of cubic zirconia or moissanite, which are both synthetic stones. When it comes to some synthetics, you may not know it's a fake for months or even years! Don't worry if that raises your blood pressure; there are many at-home tests you can perform to find out the truth.

Ready to test your diamond's resiliency? Learn how to tell a real from a fake by reading on.

  • Color and White Light Can Be Reflected.

    The way a diamond glistens and shimmers in the sunlight is one of its most appealing features. Take a look at the colors your stone reflects to see if this is the case. Instead of just white, you should see a rainbow of colors winking back at you.

  • The Rainbow Flashes Aren't Blinding You!

    Things start to get a little complicated here: The absence of color may be a sign of a CZ, but the overuse of color is also a sign. if it's a CZ, it's going to look like something out of a fairy tale because it's so bright and rainbowy. While it's true that a real diamond will be more brilliant, it will also be more subtle than a CZ, as points out. So, if the diamond seems too good to be true, it probably is.

  • Fog is not an issue.

    Breathing on the stone in question is a simple at-home test. It's less likely to fog up if it's a real diamond because condensation doesn't stick to a diamond in the same way that it does to a synthetic. Even though you can blow into it, you'll find that a CZ stays fogged up for a long time when you do so. It's worth noting that this is yet another test where comparing stones rather than examining them individually works better.

  • It's Safe From Scratching

    Remember, nothing can scratch a diamond because they are so hard to damage (aside from another diamond). So, if you're brave enough, take a knife to the stone's surface and lightly scratch away at it. Diamonds don't scratch stainless steel; CZs do, and they're not diamonds.

  • In Extreme Temperatures, It Won't Break.

    While a quick hot/cold test can get your heart racing, it can also reveal the stone's true nature. To begin, place the stone in a glass of ice water while holding it over a flame (yes, this is real). As a result of the high temperatures, a real diamond is thought to be impervious to breakage, while a fake one is. In order to heat a diamond, you can use as much heat as you can imagine. Heat like that is too much for a fake to handle. Regardless of what happens to your fake diamond, a real diamond will remain unaffected.

  • It can't float.

    The float test is a less risky alternative. Your stone should be submerged in water. Even if it floats just a tad, you can be sure it's a fake. Because it isn't always 100% accurate, this one has a few drawbacks.

  • Passes the Tool Criterion.

    Wegman claims that an Amazon-sold diamond selector tool is the most accurate at-home test you can do yourself. Turn it on and touch the stone to use it. It's a small handheld device. A diamond can be detected immediately by this device. If you're unsure, she advised checking out the site's reviews to make sure it's legit.

  • It's Verified by a Jeweler to be True.

    It's possible to get a false positive with these at-home tests. Even if you're not sure, taking the stone to a jeweler can tell you almost immediately if it's real or not. Visiting a jeweler is the best way to get to the bottom of a problem, as they have the necessary tools and high-powered magnifying glasses, as well as the experience and education to back that up.

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