Diamonds Boca Raton
When it comes to diamonds Boca Raton, we can spot a real one a mile away. ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,’ a phrase and song made famous by the 1949 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in which Marilyn Monroe first performed the song. Today, diamonds are everyones best friend and we want to make sure that you’re getting the real deal vs. a fake. And because we have an array of knowledge jewelry, in particular diamonds…we’re going to first give 4 quick tips on how to spot a fake.
4 Tips on Spotting Real Diamonds
1. Use the fog test. Put the stone in front of your mouth and fog it like you would a mirror. If it stays fogged for a couple seconds, it’s probably a fake — a real diamond disperses the heat from your breath instantaneously
2. Look at the stone’s refractivity. Diamonds sharply bend, or refract, the light that passes through them, resulting in their strikingly brilliant appearance.
3. Drop the stone in a glass of water and see if it sinks to the bottom. Due to its high density, a real diamond will sink.
4. Check the setting and mount. A real diamond is not likely to be set in a cheap metal. Stamps inside the setting indicating real gold or platinum (10K, 14K, 18K, 585, 750, 900, 950, PT, Plat) are a good sign, while a “C.Z.” stamp will give away that the center stone is not a real diamond. C.Z. stands for Cubic Zirconia, which is a kind of synthetic diamond.
Now that you have the quick at home tips to tell the difference between a real and fake diamond, we’re going to extend the subject just a wee bit further on the differences diamonds alternatives: Cubic Zirconia, Moissanite and Swarovski Crystal.
Natural diamonds display impurities which Cubic Zirconia, CZ doesn’t its also clear in color which most diamonds aren’t, but they can be colored by adding metal oxides in the production process. They are also much lighter in weight than that of a real diamond.
Moissanite is another diamond substitute which is a rare mineral that can be found naturally in small quantities although jewellery Moissanite is artificially made. It’s made from Silicon Carbide which means it’s able to withstand high temperatures and is very hard. Moissanite is noticeably much sparklier and displays more prismatic fire than a diamond which is noticeable even to an untrained observer.
Swarovski Crystal isn’t a gemstone or even a crystal it’s a form of glass that’s made at high temperatures by melting silicon oxide powders with lead to form what is known as lead crystal. It has a rainbow effect far more so than a diamond but lighter in weight.