How Can I Tell If My Diamond Is Real?

There is no simple way to tell if a diamond is real, even trained jewelry need a loop (magnifying glass), to inspect a stone to be sure, but there are some quick steps that you can take to help you make an educated guess.

Compare The Stone in Question to a Different Diamond

This method won’t help you grade the stone, but if you compare a ‘real’ diamond to a fake one, often times it is very apparent which is which, even without the help of a jewelers loop (that little monocled magnifying glass). Diamonds are beautiful stones, and their ability to reflect and shimmer in the light is impressive to say the least. A fake diamond will not be nearly as incandescent as a real one, so that is often an easy way to tell if a give stone is real.

Light the Diamond Properly

For the sake of making a quick judgment of a stones quality, use a florescent light to distribute strong and even light over the diamond. This is much more helpful at obscured or indirect sunlight.

Clean the Diamond to Get a Clear View

One challenge is that a diamond in a setting can be obscured, and it can be challenging to vie the diamond in manner that is helpful, and with lighting that is useful. Furthermore, any diamond that you want to inspect needs to be cleaned. It is amazing that amount of dirt that will buildup and a ring that is worn regularly. Although it might not appear dirty, clean it with dish soap and an old toothbrush, dry it gently and you will probably notice a significance difference.

Fake DiamondIs it imaginary?

If you can see something, it is real, but that doesn’t make it a diamond, and it certainly doesn’t make it a precious or valuable diamond. There are different types of diamonds and wide variety of different qualities, but to the naked eye it can be challenging to tell if a diamond is real.

Ask a Professional

If you follow the steps outlined above, you might be able to make an educated guess as to whether you have a real diamond or not, but the only way to be sure is to ask a professional. Bring your ring to an appraiser, and have them evaluate the stone, and you will have a definitive answer!

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