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How to Spot Stones That Are Not Real Diamonds

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/14/18 9:36 AM

While diamonds have been steadily gaining ground as powerful alternative investments, there is still great uncertainty when it comes to distinguishing them from other precious gems. In 2 previous posts, we looked at various test that can be made to assess a diamond's authenticity. These ranged from assessments that could be made from the comfort of your own home, or at a lab by an experienced gemologist.

In this article we will be learning how to distinguish between real diamonds and:

  • Cubic Zirconium
  • White Sapphire
  • Moissanite
  • White Topaz
  • Synthetic Diamonds
Let’s begin!

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, Diamonds

How to Tell if Your Diamonds Are Real: Pt.2

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 8/7/18 9:35 AM

Welcome to part 2 of our "How to Tell if Your Diamond is Real" series. In part 1, we saw how you can run some tests from the comfort of your home. While convenient, most of these test are not conclusive. If you want to be 100% certain for your diamond's authenticity, the best thing you can do is seek the expertise of a seasoned gemologist.


So what methods do the experts use to test for authenticity, and what can we learn from them?

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Topics: Diamonds, colored diamonds, Alternative Investments

How to Tell if Your Diamonds Are Real: Pt.1

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/24/18 10:39 AM

Diamonds, be it colorless or colored, are all assets to be admired. They are so rare, mesmerizing, and breathtaking that we often spend thousands or even millions to acquire them. The question is, how do we know that the asset we invested our money in is genuine? (Assuming we don't have a certification.)


In this 2 part series, we will be going over how to assess if a diamond is truly natural, or a synthetic "impostor." 

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Topics: Alternative Investments, colored diamonds, Diamonds


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