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Diamonds – How to identify if they are Fake or Real? diamonds - Diamonds - Diamonds – How to identify if they are Fake or Real?

Diamonds celestial beauty makes it easy to admire. However, purchasing diamonds is a great task. There are various factors that account for a diamond’s overall grading to determine its authenticity. As aspiring jewellery designers it is imperative to be able to distinguish the real from the fake diamonds. As fake diamonds are cheap, they are in high demand.

Here are some tips to identify the fake and real diamonds.

The first method is to look for a genuine diamond is to seek the help of a diamond tester as it will help you to differentiate between real diamond and fake diamond. The electronic tester can check all the diamonds except the moissanite stone. Cubic zirconia is the best fake diamond and the weight of it is around 50% more than a real diamond of the same size and shape. The weighing test can also help to find out the difference between fake diamond and real diamond.

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Diamond Tester

The transparency test is another method which is very common for checking fake diamond. In this method the diamond is placed upside down on the newspaper, if the written text on the newspaper is legible then the diamond is fake. The disadvantage of this method is that, due to the fine cutting some of the stones may appear to be a real diamond. In this case, one needs to be certain about the cutting methods of the stones.

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Transparency test

 

Fog test is another method that helps to differentiate between fake diamond and real diamond. In this test, blow some air on the stone or the diamond from your mouth, if the fog appears on the stone or diamond and remains there for few seconds this implies that it is a fake diamond. In the case of a real diamond the heat disappears instantly. Caution must be taken to ensure that the surface of the stone or diamond is clean as any dirt or oily build-up will pose a hindrance and dirt on the stone might create some problems to differentiate fake diamond and real diamond.

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Fog test

The ultraviolet test is another method to identify the fake diamond and real diamond. The real diamond projects blue colour light if kept under the ultra violet light. There are two possibilities, if the blue light does not appear, it can be a fake diamond or can be a high-quality diamond.

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Under the ultraviolet rays

Diamonds authenticity can be derived from all of the above tests. Enroll in the 3years BSc. in Jewellery Design from one the best jewellery designing institutes in Cochin.

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Diamonds – How to identify if they are Fake or Real?

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