Pity those poor imitation diamonds out there all dressed up and no place to go because some people think so little of them.
Imitation diamonds – can you tell the difference?
Imitation diamonds get such a bad rap when all they ever wanted to do was sit around in a fancy setting, look pretty, and get taken to all the best places.
Then some shifty con artists started slipping imitation diamonds and man made diamonds into settings that rightfully belonged to real deal diamonds. Worse, some naughty fiances started slipping fake diamonds into the engagement rings of unsuspecting brides-to-be.
Of course, this has caused imitation diamonds much grief. Really, it’s not their fault when people misuse and abuse them, is it? If it weren’t for the fact that they’re in amazingly high demand these days, they’d be in therapy – or on Oprah – spilling their woes by now.
Because imitation diamonds and/or man made diamonds do have a purpose in this world. Why else do so many celebrities have copies of their eye-popping jewelry made using what? Imitation diamonds and man made diamonds, naturally!
It’s true! Cubic zirconia, especially cubic zirconium oxide, and the man made diamond moissanite are so stunningly close to the real thing that no one can tell they aren’t the real thing.
Even jewelers often have trouble telling these imitation diamonds from the real things. Which is why celebs wear the copies or paste jewelry while their authentic jewelry stays stuck in airless safes, never seeing the light of day.
For all the bling without the sting, emitations.com has a fabulous range of imitation diamond jewelry to make you shine like the star that you are!
Now, of course, you don’t want someone to rip you off by selling you an imitation diamond for the price of a real one. So be sure any jeweler you deal with has a stellar reputation and the latest equipment needed to separate the imposters from the real things.
“Even jewelers often have trouble telling imitation diamonds from the real thing.”
A simple test you can do is to draw a black line on a sheet of paper and place the diamond on top of it. If you see a black line through the stone, it’s not a real diamond, (hot tip #47-this won’t work for certain imitation diamonds like cubic zirconium oxide and fabulite, so always be sure to double check with a jeweler or gem appraiser who has the right equipment for detecting fake diamonds if you have doubts about your diamond’s authenticity).
For more tests to differentiate a diamond from a simulant, read http://beyond4cs.com/faq/how-to-spot-a-fake-diamond/.
Some other signs that you have an imitation diamond masquerading as the real thing is inferiority of the metals and settings they’re placed in. Also, cubic zirconia is an imitation diamond which can’t take as much wear and tear as a diamond and will show scratches and nicks over time.
To be safe, always have any diamond appraised by an independent appraiser. If you really want the real deal, make sure your diamond comes with Certification. And if it should turn out to be a fake diamond, but you still love it and it’s all you can afford right now, relax and enjoy. We’ll never tell.