How to verify a diamond?

For simple amateurs, it can be difficult to know how to make out a diamond, or distinguish a real diamond from a fake one. That's why we recommend some very simple tips that you can try at home to verify this beautiful gemstone.

Make out a diamond with the newspaper test.

Simply lay the stone on a paper with the pointed edge of the diamond facing up. Can you clearly see the words through the stone? If so, then it's probably not a diamond. Because diamond diffracts light and should not work as a magnifying glass.

Make out a diamond with the dot test

A tip very similar to the previous one is to draw a black dot on a sheet of white paper with a pen and center the stone on this point, still with the Diamond tip up. If you can easily recognize the circular reflection of the point, it is not a diamond.

Make out a diamond from the mount.

Real diamonds are usually mounted on precious metals. Look for the punch or marks on the metal that indicate gold or platinum (10K, 14K, 18K, 585, 750,900,950, PT, Plat). An "C.Z. inscription for Cubic Zirconia means that the stone on your diamond ring is synthetic.

Make out a diamond with the glass test.

We know that diamond is the hardest natural material. With the sharp side of the diamond, try to scratch a glass. If you succeed, it's a real diamond.

Make out a diamond with the fog test.

Blow out warm breath on your diamond. If the stone gets covered in steam for a few seconds, it's probably a fake. A real diamond is an excellent conductor of heat and it immediately disperses the heat created by your breath.

Still have doubts? To be sure, you can always go to a jeweler or a gemologist who will best evaluate the stones on your jewelry!

Finally, know that at Edenly you will find only real certified natural diamonds which all respect the Kimberley process. Learn more about the quality of Edenly diamonds>