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How to Know if a Gemstone is Real or Fake

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The history of humankind is also the history of gemstones. In fact, the earliest gemstone jewelry stretches back to 25,000 years. That’s amazing! Clearly there is something really special about gemstones, or else they wouldn’t have been so sought after for thousands of years.

Sadly, the fact that they are so valuable is exactly why some people have made fake gemstones in order to fool other people. When shopping online for jewelry, this is something to be aware of. You need to know how to spot a fake gemstone from a real gemstone in order to buy online with confidence. Here’s everything you need to know!

Tip #1 Focus on the credibility of a seller. Shopping online for jewelry and finding the right gemstone can be difficult. The first step is to find a credible seller, someone who can educate you about your gemstone. You want to find the quality, cut, and type of gemstone for your needs. Are you looking for something like this Emerald Diamond Platinum Ring or perhaps these 7 CTW 14K Solid Gold Ruby Earrings with Briolette Dangling Rubies? A credible online retailer will be happy to tell you everything you need to know and answer all of your questions!

Tip #2 Don’t try to find a perfect gemstone. An important thing to remember is that real gemstones are natural and because of this they are going to have flaws. Synthetic gems will look more perfect. Also, fake gemstones tend to sparkle and shine better than real gemstones, because real natural stones have been worn down through the environment. If a gemstone looks so perfect it could be fake, it probably is! 

This is especially true for pearls. Fake pearls are going to be smoother and will look more perfect. Real pearls are going to have a gritty feel, because they are actually a piece of grit. Try it out with the South Sea Pearl Gold Earrings and you’ll feel the difference!

Tip #3 Test it’s strength. The real test of a diamond is whether or not it can cut glass. A genuine diamond should be able to cut through glass easily, while fakes cannot. Sapphires come in right behind diamonds in terms of gemstone hardness. Since it is just a strong and durable stone, there should be no scratches. If there are nicks on the stone, then it is most likely a fake gemstone. As stated in number two, a sapphire ring should have imperfections but not actual scratches.

You want to be able to buy with confidence. High demand for precious stones has led to people being duped into buying fake ones that come in similar sizes, shapes, and colors. When you are shopping online for jewelry from us here at TrueFacet, you don’t have anything to worry about! We guarantee the authenticity of our products so much so that we offer an Authenticity Promise. If you are not fully satisfied with the authenticity of your gemstone purchase, our team will be here to help you and work with the seller of the item to accept a return of the item and refund your money back.