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How to Tell if You Have a Real Diamond

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When it comes to buying a diamond, quality is essential- not a luxury! That is why you need to be absolutely sure you’re buying a real diamond. This is not only possible to do even if you’re shopping online for luxury jewelry, but easy. Try one, two, or all of these ideas:

#1 Check Setting and Mount

Most often, you buy jewelry that already has the diamond or diamonds set in place, not loose diamonds. If a diamond is already placed in a ring, look at the type of setting and mount that’s used. Because of the cost of a diamond, a real diamond will only be set in high quality jewelry. A real diamond will be set in a material like white gold, platinum, or yellow gold. You can also look inside the diamond ring for marking in the center. These small letters will tell you everything you need to know! As an example, the notes 10K, 14K, and 18K indicate the type of gold used. The markings PT and Plat refer to Platinum. If you see a number such as 585, 770, 900, and 950, those are markings indicating platinum or gold as well. On the other hand, if you see a “C.Z.” stamp or engraving, the gemstone is a cubic zirconia, and not a real diamond.

#2 Try a UV Light Test

Another way to test a diamond is to place it under a UV light and watch the reaction. Most diamonds will emit a blue colored glow, but not all of them. Some diamonds do not glow under UV light. For this reason, if the stone does not glow, the results don’t necessarily indicate that it’s a fake diamond. Don’t worry yet! This test is not definitive, so it’s best to have a diamond expert or professional jeweler use their advanced equipment to test the stone if yours does not emit a blue colored glow.

#3 Do the Sparkle Test 

The sparkle test doesn’t require any equipment. You simply hold the diamond ring under a normal lamp and watch how light reflects off of the stone. Do you see bright shimmers of white light and colorful light reflections bouncing off the diamond? A real diamond reflects both white light and fiery colors extremely well, providing those exceptional sparkles they’re so well known for. Cubic Zirconia, on the other hand, has a drastically different look in the light. Cubic Zirconia gives off much more colored lights, called the “rainbow effect.” This is because Cubic Zirconia has a lower refractive index and higher dispersion rate than real diamonds.

When you shop for luxury jewelry through TrueFacet, you never need to worry whether your diamond is real or not. That’s because we have an Authenticity Promise! We understand that the decision to purchase online can feel risky. TrueFacet therefore promises that if you are not fully satisfied with the authenticity of your purchase, like you suspect the diamond is not real, we will help you and work with the seller of the item to accept a return of the item and refund your money back. When you buy through us, you’re getting an entire team of professionals on your side!