Many times, the main reason that a diamond simulant (a fake diamond) can be passed off as a real diamond is because the buyer already has the belief that all diamonds are overpriced, a waste of money and are a rip off.
And maybe, just maybe, the buyer really does not want to buy a diamond but instead needs to buy a diamond…. so this leaves the buyer open to a seller who comes along with a fake diamond and tells the buyer that a whole bunch of money can be saved by buying their product…. and besides that, the fake diamonds are just as good if not better than real diamonds!
Diamond simulants (fake diamonds) have their place in the jewelry business. They are a good inexpensive choice for earrings, a pendant, or a pin. However, a clarity enhanced diamond could also be something that you should consider for inexpensive jewelry. A diamond will always outshine any diamond simulant that I’ve ever seen!
#1- If the stone being described is referred to as a “________ diamond”, then it actually must be a diamond. Synthetic diamonds, clarity enhanced diamonds, and fancy colored diamonds are diamonds…. fake diamonds are not diamonds.
#2- If a “deal” on a diamond is too good to be true…. it probably is, just walk away. If it is such a good deal, it will be there tomorrow.
#3- I have seen a lot of advice and videos on how to test if you have real or fake diamonds…. the same 6 lame “tests” have been regurgitated over and over again, and all of this fantasy about testing a diamond started with a guy that published a book full of misinformation about diamonds!
99.9% of people wouldn’t be able to tell if a stone was a real diamond or a fake diamond by using these tests…. if you need to know, visit a local jewelry store and if you ask nicely, they might be able to give you a “real or fake diamond” answer.
#4- If you follow the steps on buying a diamond that are laid out here on diamond-buying-made-easier then you won’t need to worry about ending up with a fake diamond!
#5- There are a few websites that are offering colorless gemstones (fake diamonds) along with very carefully worded descriptions of those gems. It would be very easy to misunderstand the description to the point of believing that these gems are diamonds.
They certainly go through a lot of trouble to lead the visitor down that road. I know for a fact that what you end up with is a Cubic Zirconia. There is nothing wrong with a CZ but it is not a diamond.
If you want a CZ, do yourself a favor and save some money…. don’t buy from one of these websites, instead go to your local jeweler and tell them you want a CZ mounted in a piece of jewelry. It will probably be bit cheaper than on one of these websites and now you will have someone locally be able to service your new piece of jewelry.
Information reference source: How to Spot a Fake Diamond – http://beyond4cs.com/faq/how-to-spot-a-fake-diamond/