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Fake Diamonds Are The Wave of The Future?

 


















Fake Diamonds - They Look Like The Real Thing!
 

With the price of genuine diamonds ever increasing and the emergence of conflict diamonds, fake diamonds have popped up everywhere. They look like the real thing and any many cases it takes the trained eye of a seasoned certified jeweler to tell the difference between a fake diamond and a genuine one. When thinking in terms of fake diamonds, there are usually two trains of thought:

 

Accept No Substitutes – Fake Diamonds Not Allowed

In one train of thought, many jewelers take great exception to fake diamonds. Their belief is, unscrupulous sales reps are attempting to pawn off the fake stuff as real. And to a degree they are right! It is a known fact that some people, (we cannot ethically call them jewelers) try and convince diamond buyers that their fake diamonds are the real thing. The fakes have gotten so good, that even jewelers can have a hard time telling them apart from natural ones. To prevent retailers from passing off fake diamonds as natural ones, (GIA) the Gemological Institute of America, is selling equipment that helps jewelers easily distinguish between the two.

 

Fake Diamonds Are The Wave of The Future?

The other train of thought is that fakes are the wave of the future. Of course, this ideology is being aggressively promoted by none other than the ones involved in the manufacturing and marketing of fake diamonds. They believe that fakes are the answer for high diamond prices and a reasonable solution to the conflict diamond trade. They are entitled to their opinion! What do you think?

 

What are Fake Diamonds?

Fake diamonds go by a multitude of names and descriptions, which we’ll share in a moment. But the bottom line definition is this: a fake diamond is any product that is not a mined diamond. If it wasn’t created in planet earth as a result of the naturally slow geologic process, it is a fake diamond!

 

How Are Diamonds Naturally Made?

Geologists and scientists are still guessing as to how diamonds formed but they believe the process or recipe is something like this. Diamonds are made out of carbon. Carbon dioxide buried around 100 miles deep into the Earth is heated to about 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit. Over time, a combination of the heat and tremendous pressure of 725,000 pounds per square inch forms a rough uncut diamond, which is eventually forced to the earth’s surface to cool. And that’s when they are mined.

 

What’s The Real Scoop on Fake Diamonds?

Fake diamonds, also called or known by these names: synthetic diamonds, Cubic Zirconia’s, Counterfeit Diamonds, Diamond Simulants, Moissanite, Carat jewelry and LifeGems.  

The primary objective of fake diamonds is threefold: (1) to look like natural diamonds, (2) to pass the arm’s length rule, and (3) to fool qualified jewelers. If a fake diamond is to stand the ultimate test, it must be able to impress professional jewelers at arms length. At arms length, if it is a good fake diamond, most jewelers will say they can't be sure. They will then use a 10x magnification loupe to determine if it is a natural or a fake diamond. 

 

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