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Diamond Rings – How to Spot a Fake

When you present your lover with a diamond ring, you can be sure that they are going to be swept off their feet; there is nothing quite like a gift that sparkles, shines and glitters in the light, one that you can take everywhere and anywhere you go and be sure to be the envy of every passer-by.

However, there is always the danger that you are not going to get exactly what you pay for; in any industry that involves large amounts of money for small, precious items there are always going to be someone in the business looking to rip you off. Imagine your lover’s disappointment, (not to mention your own!) at finding out that the glorious gift that you had bestowed upon them was in fact a fake, not even worth a fraction of what you had paid for it.

Luckily, there are ways in which you can safeguard against this unfortunate occurrence, protecting yourself against the emotional and financial damage that such a con can incur. Here is some sage advice that may prevent you from being the next victim of a scamming trickster.

The first piece of advice is the most  visit – obvious, yet the most important: find someone who you can trust. Ask previous customers about their satisfaction, research their name on the internet, basically do as much background searching that you can before parting with your hard-earned cash.

The next step is to request an authenticity certificate for your diamond ring; any jeweller unwilling to proffer this vital piece of information should be avoided like the plague. If you are unsure about the actual authenticity of the certificate, then you should make contact with the issuing body.

One should always check the cut of the diamond; it is easier if you have some background or expertise in the industry, or know an acquaintance who can lend a hand, (or eye!), yet in lieu of this, simply see which cut you like the best and assess which diamond rings sparkle the most, as this can often reflect the best cut.

Be wary of coloured diamonds that the jewellers claim not to have treated; naturally coloured diamonds are very rare and thus extremely expensive. There is always the chance that you have discovered a rare bargain, yet it is infinitely more likely that the stones have been treated at some point.

If you have made the decision to purchase your diamond ring, a good idea is to get it valued by another jeweller straight away; this way you will find out immediately if you have been conned. Don’t let all this put you off splashing out on a diamond ring for a loved one; just make sure you are getting what you pay for.

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