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2017-06-05 09:49:21

Ways to Spot a Fake Diamond. No.5

No.5 The Great Diamond Pretenders

 

We have been looking at how to spot a whether your diamond is real or fake with simple tests that you can try yourself at home. This tiome though we are taking a look the five top fakers....!


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Continuing the fight against hidden synthetics...

When you buy a diamond you need to know if it is "natural" or "synthetic", but some unscrupulous suppliers are not totally forthcoming, which is why the GIA has announced a new device for the diamond trade to easily separate the natural diamonds from the rest. Independent certification from companies like GIA is of paramount necessity when purchasing diamond jewellery.

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2017-04-10 16:07:09

Ways to Spot a Fake Diamond. No.4

No.4 Can You See Through It?

 

At Hatton by Design all of our diamonds are certified. But just in case you’re ever in any doubt about a diamond that you already own, here’s a clever way of detecting a fake....

diamond refraction


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2017-02-21 15:31:51

Ways to Spot a Fake Diamond. No.3

No.3 The Fog test

 

At Hatton by Design you’ll never run the risk of buying a fake diamond! All of our diamonds are certified. Fact. But just in case you’re ever in any doubt, here’s a neat little trick...

 

 


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2017-02-13 10:48:01

Ways to Spot a Fake Diamond. No.2

No.2 The Sandpaper test

Continuing our features of ways to test for fake diamonds which you can try at home, today I'm going to look at the 'sandpaper test'...

 


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2017-02-09 11:42:59

Ways to Spot a Fake Diamond. No.1

No.1 Using a magnifying loupe.

In the first of our on-going articles I will be giving you some easy to follow tips to check the authenticity of a diamond. These tests will all be ones which you can try at home.


One of the basic tools of the diamond trade is the jeweller’s loupe, which is essentially a folding magnifying glass to allow you to look closely at a diamond and its setting. They generally have a x10 magnification.



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