7 Points to Verify an Authentic Lab-Grown Diamond

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The diamond market is complicated and tricky. Why is that so? Because the large bright sparkling diamond you just bought could be a complete fake!

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7 Points to Verify an Authentic Lab-Grown Diamond:

7 Points to Verify an Authentic Lab-Grown Diamond

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Cut: Cut is one of the most important factors in diamonds because cut gives it the ability to disperse light. Brightness, dispersion, contrasts and scintillation of light depends on the cut of the diamond. Clarity: Clarity is measured by the flaws in the diamond, called inclusions. Inclusions might appear as tiny spots, clouds, or cavities. Color: Colorlessness is a quality. This quality is graded by letters ranging from D to Z, D for most rare and colorless diamonds. Carat: Carat is a measurement for weight and size. The heavier the diamond the costlier it is. There is no ideal size for the diamonds. 2 1. Does Your Stone Pass the Four Cs

2. Buying/Trading Without a Certificate:

2. Buying/Trading Without a Certificate Every lab-grown diamond should be graded and certified by credible and authorized institutes. IGI (International Gemological Institute) is one such institution. 3

3. Not Doing Enough Research on Lab Diamonds:

3. Not Doing Enough Research on Lab Diamonds One of the biggest mistakes that you could make while buying diamonds is not to do enough research beforehand. 4

4. Not knowing the Origin of your Lab Diamonds:

4. Not knowing the Origin of your Lab Diamonds The reason lab grown diamonds are in demand and made in the first place is to reduce the blood diamonds in the market. As the entire diamond is created from scratch in the lab, no one is harmed in the process. 5

5. Buying from Unknown Sources:

5. Buying from Unknown Sources Always check the credentials and history of the lab diamond seller that you’re considering to get your lab-made diamonds from. You could be easily cheated, misguided and mislead. 6

6. Look under the Natural Light:

6. Look under the Natural Light The best thing to do is to look at your diamond in natural sunlight and examine if it is sparkling enough for your choice. 7

7. Beware of the Rates:

7. Beware of the Rates The cost of a real lab-grown diamond is 20-30% less than that of a real diamond and the price moves around in that area. There are a lot of fake diamonds and synthetic diamonds passing off as lab-made diamonds. So when you are getting your stones at really low rates, you are being duped for sure. 8

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