In our last post, we talked about white gold, specifically answering the question: Where Does White Gold Come From? Another question worth asking before making any jewelry purchase is whether the diamonds are real or fake. (As an interesting aside, a created diamond is not necessarily a fake diamond, but that is a topic for another post.)
In short, there are a number of ways to tell if a diamond is real. Professional jewelers have a variety of options at hand, and each one requires a certain degree of technical expertise and equipment. Because diamonds and cubic zirconium (CZ) reflect light in different ways, an ultraviolet light test is one option.
To tell if a diamond is real, a professional will likely use a tool called a loupe, which is just a small 10x magnifying glass, to take a closer look at the internal characteristics of the stone. Doing this, a professional can easily tell if a diamond is real or fake.
Of course, most people aren’t professionals, nor do they have a loupe lying around the house. For the average person, you can tell if a diamond is real by subjecting it to a very simple heat test.
A diamond, because of its very molecular makeup, does not hold heat. Therefore, if you breathe on a stone and the fog from your breath stays on the surface for a moment, you can be assured that this is most likely a real diamond. Remember, however, it is very important that the stone be absolutely clean before the breath test to ensure you are applying the heat from your breath directly to the stone.
If you want to be 100% sure, though, just buy from SuperJeweler. We use real diamonds in every piece of diamond jewelry we sell. We don’t even carry any kind of CZ jewelry. So all the diamond rings, diamond stud earrings, diamond bracelets and more that you see on our site are 100% the real deal.