How Not To Be Duped Into Buying A Fake Diamond Ring

By: Low Jeremy

Diamond rings are expensive. In fact, this is one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry that you will be buying in your lifetime. Because of this, there are a lot of people out there who would take advantage and try to sell you a diamond that is not really a diamond.

With the creation of the zirconia, a diamond that looks and feels like a diamond but is not really a diamond, telling the fake from the real is all the more harder. It is important then to be very careful in buying diamond rings. If you feel that you are not buying your money's worth, do not buy. It is better to err on the side of caution, as they say. Below are some tips that will help you to avoid buying fake diamond rings.

1. Know what you are buying

Research on diamond rings and make sure that you know enough before you set out to buy one. Buying something that you do not have an idea about is a sure recipe for disaster. So don't attempt to. If you must really buy and don't have the time to ask around, bring someone who know a little about diamond rings or better yet someone who have already bought one. Chances are, that person will be able to help you in your search.

2. Buy in reputable stores

If you do not know how to spot the real from the fake then only go to stores that you know will not sell fakes. These are the stores that are located in malls or those who have already been in the jewelry business for decades and therefore would not do anything to sully their names. Although these places may offer much higher prices, at least you are assured that what you are buying is real and worth every cent of your hard-earned money.

3. Ask for certificate

Reputable stores give certificates of authenticity to its customers. Ask for one when you buy. This will serve as your insurance just in case the jewelry that you bought turned out to be a fake. It is also a good idea to ask the store if the issue certificate of authenticity before you actually shop in that store. Certificates of authenticity is very important especially if you really want to hold on to a document stating that what you are buying is worth it.

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