Finding a good diamond engagement ring to gift your fiancé to be can be difficult, especially since the market is flooded with cheap diamond substitutes such as cubic zirconia and quartz. Since many of these substitutes are masterfully crafted to resemble the real thing, distinguishing a fake diamond ring from a real one is not easy; however it is possible. There are several ways and tests of identifying counterfeit diamond engagement rings, some of which are discussed below.
Fog testThe fog test is easy to carry out as it does not require the use of specialized tools. To carry out this test, blow on the suspected diamond’s surface to create a fog. Unlike fake synthetic diamonds, real diamonds do not retain heat, and thus the fog will disappear fast. On the other hand, when the same test is carried out on counterfeit diamonds the fog will tend to linger a bit longer.
The jewelerThere are very many jewelers operating in Toronto, and while some deal in real diamond rings others do not. Thus, not all jewelers sell real diamond engagement rings Toronto. To avoid the risk of purchasing a fake diamond ring only deal with reputed jewelers who are able and willing to answer all questions you have about their merchandise. Less known dealers who are unable or unwilling to answer certain questions may be involved in the sale of counterfeits.
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