A diamond ring is a lady’s best friend. So, if you have finally found the love of your life, a beautiful piece of diamond jewellery is what you can use to propose. But, beware of dealers in the market that sell fake diamonds or cheaper gemstones like cubic zirconia or moissanite in the name of diamonds. Make sure you test their quality properly and buy the real ones.
Diamonds are sort of an investment in your love. And, if you are not familiar with a diamond’s structure and components, you may not be able to differentiate between the real and manufactured versions. However, this is not any reason to stress out. There are several jewellers and gemological laboratories across Winnipeg to carry out professional testing for you.
Besides, learn to spot out if a diamond is fake or real with the help of these tips –
- Do a Scratch Test
You will be amazed to know that diamonds are one of the strongest naturally occurring substances on Earth that can even cut through the glass. So to test your diamond on this parameter, you need a plate glass and a loose diamond and scratch the surface of the glass with a diamond. If it scratches the glass, the chances are the diamond you chose is real. However, the biggest issue is that it may damage your expensive diamond in the process.
- Try to Fog it Up
To test the diamond you are purchasing, hold it between two fingers and breathe on it with a puff of air. It will create a layer of fog that should dissipate quickly, in case the diamond ring is real. But, if it stays fogged for a few seconds, the chances are that you are looking at a fake one. This happens because diamonds are good at conducting and dispersing heat. The non-diamonds, on the other hand, don’t have such properties.
- See it in a Strong UV Light
Your UV light bulb can give you a crystal clear picture of the authenticity of your diamond ring. The real gem would glow blue under black light. If the ring shines in any other color, most likely it is fake. However, do note that there are a few diamonds that do not change their color at all; so, this test can be indicative but not definitive.
- Check its Transparency
The commendable properties that give diamonds those colored sparkles distort the text the moment a diamond is faced down on it. So, to ensure you don’t have a fake diamond, grab a newspaper and hold with its pavilion facing up. If the text is visible and readable through it, that is not a diamond. Your real diamond ring would bend the light so intensely, that the text will be completely unrecognizable.
The last thing to consider is that if a diamond is real, it will not be mounted in a cheap metal. It will be only set in materials such as white gold, platinum, yellow gold, pave or side-stone setting and halo setting rings.