Real Diamonds and Fake Diamonds

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Real diamonds are being challenged everyday by fake diamonds such as cubic zirconia and moissanites on the market over both price, and beauty. After learning about all the different types and styles of diamond earrings, it’s time to get to the juicy stuff: How to tell a real diamonds from fake diamonds!

First of all, we need to educate you in different types of fake diamonds in the market. There are currently so many fake simulants and wanna-be’s out there like glass, clear crystals and other colorless gems. However, none of them have the flare and optical properties that real diamonds have; so it shouldn’t be too difficult to distinguish between real and fake.

The most successful and indistinguishable fake diamond is a material called cubic zirconia, also known as CZ diamonds.

If you are shaking your head right now and saying “oh oh you need to know about the moissanite and white sapphires”, then listen to this: we don’t consider those diamond fakes because they are a rip off if you buy them at the price of what a diamond is worth.

There have been tests conducted where a top of the line quality cubic zirconia was examined together with a five million dollar genuine diamond by professional gemologists to see if they can tell which one was real.

After much ado, the evaluator concluded that both were fakes! This goes to show how powerful technology has become even in the advancement of man-made diamond jewelry.

If you are in the market to buy genuine diamonds, a rule of thumb would be to make your purchase in a jewelry outlet that can provide you a legitimate diamond certificate. The most popular and renowned diamond certifiers of real diamonds are G.I.A. and E.G.L..

If you happen to be in a situation where you need to do a quick test between real and the fake cz diamonds, here are a few simple guidelines:

CZ’s are more dense, so should feel heavier than real diamonds of the same size.

When you breath on the stones, the fog on real diamonds disappears almost instantly, while it lingers on a fake CZ.

Try writing on the stone’s surface with an ink pen. You’ll notice that the ink balls up on a cz, and stays a line on the real diamond.


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