It’s the fairytale come true! You found your handsome prince and thank heavens, this time he likes you too! So much, he has put a rock on your finger to prove his love and commitment! The moment was magical and your heart is still aflutter but why are those bells ringing sounding more like an alarm bells than the church bells?
If you have doubts about the genuineness of your engagement ring you probably can’t think of anything else. It’s right in front of you all day long. There is no escaping it, it’s big, it’s beautiful, everyone wants to admire it but why doesn’t it sparkle like it’s supposed to? Here are some signs to help you if you are stuck between a rock and a hard place…
The old method of testing a diamond on a mirror to see if it leaves a scratch isn’t as reliable as people think. Many fake diamonds will also scratch the surface so it isn’t accurate. It may also damage your precious stone so it’s not recommended. A better way is to fog the stone with your breath, the genuine article will clear immediately but if it’s stays foggy it’s fake. A real diamond can disperse the heat by the time you look at it. Unfortunately this method isn’t completely reliable though, as if there is any oil or dirt on the stone it doesn’t give a clear indication. Also, it won’t work on a stone that is a doublet – were the top of the stone is diamond and the bottom half is cubic zirconia.