5 Tips To Recognize A Real Diamond

Curious? Ain’t we all, about the things we do not know? And buying diamond jewellery online raises this curiosity. Because, for one it’s a costly investment and the other, the lack of easy means to test its authenticity. I mean precisely, you walk into a shop (or an app), like a piece of jewellery, chose to buy it, but how do you beat the bug of doubt in your head that asks “How do I know if this is real or fake?” Here, in this article, we try to provide you with solutions to clear your doubt and have some peace of mind. You definitely cannot do these tests in a jewellery shop and neither do we suggest you the same. While buying, your basis of assurance should be the hallmark and certifications. For your already existing diamond jewellery, below mentioned are some widely performed tests to validate the authenticity of diamond. These tests do not require any laboratory equipment, these are tests that you can simply perform at your home with some minimum measures.

Abrasion Test Using Sandpaper

Diamonds are the hardest stones available. And, hence it's said that only a diamond can cut another diamond. This is another way of authenticating your diamond - using sandpaper. Scratch your diamond with the sandpaper and if it results in any abrasions on the rock, then it's not a real diamond. An original diamond will shine clear and bright like before.

Dazzling Effect Using Reflection Test

When you hold the diamond against the sunlight you will find it to dazzle with white and grey reflections but a pretentious stone will reflect with the rainbow sparkle effect. A simple method that can be tested in daylight.

Reading Test Using Newspaper

If you hold the diamond stone above a newspaper and if you can read the paper, then it's definitely not a real diamond, as a real diamond is so strong that a ray of light cannot pass in a clear path. It reflected multiple times before passing out. And thus reading anything through a diamond cut is next to impossible.

Condensation Test Using Fog

Being an excellent conductor a real diamond does not fog up. Hold a diamond and expose it to a whip of warm air, this you can do with a blow of warm air through your mouth. If the stone catches a layer of fog over it then it's not a real diamond. This is one most the easiest and effective way to recognise a real diamond.

So, have you anytime implemented any of this technique? If so, do let us know your experience of the same in the comments. Above mentioned are some easy steps to identify if your diamond is real or fake. However, this does not replace the accuracy of a professional test, which you can consider to be definite.


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