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How do you tell if its a diamond?

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posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 12:51 AM
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I was given some old jewelry, one piece is very dirty but sparkles even in dim light. Is there some way to tell if it is a diamond without taking it to a jeweler? If I have to take it to a jeweler what is the average cost of an appraisal? This piece has 4 fairly large round stones, 1/2 carat size it looks like and 3 small round ones and 8 small round ones. If they were diamonds, average quality wonder how much they would be worth? TIA.

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posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 03:45 AM
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Try giving it to your girfriend, the reaction on her face will reveal if its a diamond or not


You might want to check this site on how diamonds are tested, though I dont think you can do it at home
www.kassoy.com...



posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 04:41 AM
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Here is a similar link, with a few different tests, some are more easily done at home..

www.diamondcuttersintl.com...



posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 06:00 AM
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I have heard that if you hold the diamond over something (like type in a book) and can read the type then it is not real, you are apparently not able to see clearly through a diamond.



posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 01:10 PM
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I used to work for Caribe diamonds many moons ago ha,ha,

If you have a magnifying glass you will know if is real.

Diamonds tend to have imperfections the most perfect diamonds may have what is called a pin hole or more, others have littler white clouds and some are right out dirty inside, if the stone is clear and nothing inside you may have either a rare diamond costing lots of money...ha,ha, or glass, depending of the age it may be a circonian.

If you see something inside the stone it may be a diamond, and worth to have it appraised.



posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 06:43 PM
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Thanks everyone, hubby and me both looked at it with a magnifying glass, but our eyesight is so bad we could not really tell. I guess I will just have to take it all to a jewelers and see, if they are and I sell them I am going to purchase us both some new glasses. Of course I may just hang on to them since diamonds are an investment and probably will go up in value. lol When I get these apprasied I will let you know.

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posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 06:53 PM
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worth getting it valued in two different places at least, don't want them ripping you off... get what they are worth!

This Link might help.



posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 08:50 PM
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The member Kyoshi's sister Naru (obviously not her real name, her nickname) asked me that a while back (why they come to me, a 13 year old, with questions that I obviously have no idea as to what the answer is confuses me) and I told her this, chuck it at things, slam it on walls, attempt to break it, if it does then 1. its not diamond or 2. your a moron you just broke a diamond




posted on Apr, 25 2005 @ 03:00 PM
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see if it scratches a mirror if it does its real. i think or maybe the other way around lol sorry



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