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Difference Between Real Diamond and American Diamond

Aren’t diamonds every women’s desire? Doesn’t every female want a diamond ring from her partner to seal their loving relationship in a sacred bond? We would guess that all the women, office-going or home-making, have the desire to own at least one diamond jewellery in their lifetime. 

However, many women end up buying American diamonds, which are a replica of the precious stone; they are not real diamonds. For the past few years now, American diamonds have made a name for themselves in the jewellery market as they resemble the real diamond, and not many can tell the difference. But if you want to know the difference between a real diamond and American diamond, then this guide will come in handy for you.

What is American Diamond?

As mentioned earlier, American diamond is not a real diamond. Instead, they are a man synthesized material, Cubic Zirconia. Usually, these American stones are hard and colourless, but they also come in various other shades. 

Although American diamond is a popular alternative to the real diamond, you must always ensure that you’re paying for what you’re buying. As American diamond jewellery is not authentic, they are relatively cheap compared to the jewellery of real diamonds.

For instance, an American diamond-studded ring would appear the same to an amateur as the real diamond ring, but there are various differences between these two.

Are American Diamonds Lab-Grown Diamonds?

An American diamond is a simulant diamond stone, which is composed of different elements as compared to pure carbon used in manufacturing a diamond in the lab. While American diamond shares similar physical appearance with the natural or lab-grown diamond, their chemical composition is entirely different from the real diamonds that are either found in nature or formed in labs. Overall, the simulant or American diamond is newer, shows slightly more sparkle, and is composed of the crystal carbide.

Here’s how you can differentiate between an American diamond and a real diamond

Difference between American Diamonds and Real Diamonds?

  • Diamonds are the hardest know material to occur in nature. If you scratch it, the real stone will not show any signs of marks or scratches whereas the American diamond would not be able to handle such scratch test
  • Clean the surface of the stone to make sure that there are no visible marks on it, and then breath on the stone. If the fog settles on the stone and clears within 2 to 3 seconds, then you have a real diamond whereas the American diamond would stay cloudy for a longer time period
  • Again, clean and wipe the surface of the diamond stone and keep it face-down on a text paper or newspaper, and try to read the text through the diamond. If you’re unable to make the letters and texts on the article through the stone, then your diamond is real, and not American
  • You can weigh the stones to observe which one is heavier. If you’re diamond shows higher weight reading for the same shape as the other diamond stone, then you have an American diamond
  • Dip the diamond stone you have with yourself in a cup full of water. If the stone sinks to the bottom, then your diamond is real; otherwise, it’s an American diamond
  • Always check the certifications and other relevant documents that prove the originality and authenticity of the diamond jewellery before buying it

For more information on why diamonds behave a certain way, visit our ‘How to Identify a Fake Diamond?’ guide.

But all these experiments are only home-based tests that might fool a common person, who does not possess any knowledge about diamonds. Moreover, most of these tests require a loose diamond, rather than a diamond-studded in a jewellery setting, which might be difficult to come by. 

So, we suggest that you come to us for assistance if you need expert advice. Melorra is always ready and available to answer all the queries related to diamonds and their jewellery setting. We also offer IGI document and other stone pertaining certifications to prove that we only provide jewellery that is of high grade and polish. You can call us or message on below contact details with your questions:

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