How to know if gemstone is real or fake?

High demand for valuable gemstone has led to people being duped into buying fake ones that come in similar sizes, shapes, and colors.

All that glitters is not gold! Well, this could also be true for that gemstone you have been yearning to beautify for long. The shine, luster, color quality, and durability may lure. You into purchasing that seemingly gorgeous, but possibly fake gemstone.


Gemstones are extremely sought after in India due to their astrological benefits. Gems can indeed become the strength of planets, provided we select the correct stone.

What Are Natural Gemstones?

Natural gemstones are delivered to us courtesy of nature and have no interruption from humans other than being mined, cut, and polished.

By the time they resemble in our jewelry, natural gemstones will look much different than their original form. But they’ve not altered in other more artificial and sometimes misleading ways. Natural should intimate that the stone has not been treated, enhanced, or otherwise changed.

What Are Genuine Gemstones?

An actual gemstone is a real thing, much like a natural gemstone. However, the stone isn’t natural anymore. If it was treated in some way to improve its appearance.

Improvements allow jewelry manufacturers to improve the look of lower quality gemstones that consumers wouldn’t otherwise purchase.

Treated gemstones are genuine, but they no longer reflected naturally. And If naturally “perfect” stones were the only gems available, most of us couldn’t afford them.

Here top 5 steps to know if a gemstone is actually real

(1) DIY test to find out if the gemstone is natural or synthetic

A natural gemstone is the one that is not human-made or created in laboratories. Every gemstone has its synthetic equivalent, which is widely sold in the market.

The synthetic gemstones are lustrous and glow better than the real gemstones. Customers find it difficult to identify fake gems and end up giving a fortune on them.

The first step is to review for any inclusion on the stone with the naked eye. If you’re unable to look any inclusions with naked eyes, then use a magnifying glass of at least 10X magnification to find out if the gemstone covers any inclusions.

Also, look for any sign of chipping to find out if the gemstone has been removed from a ring or so. While transparent and flawless gemstones are difficult to find, look for any cracks, scratches, and black spots inside the gemstone before you zero in on your investment.
You can also discuss a qualified gemologist to find out if the gem is natural or not.

(2) The real color of the gem

After determining the authenticity of the gemstone, the next step should be to check the color of the gemstone. These days all the gemstones treated to improve its color.

The gemstone you intend to purchase should have a vibrant color and should be even and eye-pleasing. To determine if this is the case, seen at it from under a magnifying lens to see. If the stone has an unusual opacity and color concentrations.

(3) The credibility of a seller

Finding the correct gemstone can be difficult. The first step is to find a credible seller, who can educate you regarding your gemstone. And help you find the quality, cut, and type of gems for your needs.

This will support you in making an informed purchasing decision. Even reputed jewelers can sometimes end up selling fake stones. So being very careful about your purchase even at the best jewelers is essential.

(4) Shape and design

While purchasing a gemstone, people are usually fastidious about the shape of the gemstone. Each cut and shape has various characteristics. When you purchase a gemstone, look for the one that is well-cut without any marks on it.

To get the correct astrological results, the ring or pendant should be designed in a manner that touches the skin. And the rays allowed to pass through the gems to enter the body.

Gemstones are worn for drawing additional energy from the corresponding planets. So, if a particular planet is weak, one should wear gems in order to derive the needed strength.

(5) Pay as per transparency

Once the above details are finalized, you should now see for the transparency of the gemstone.

The more transparent a gemstone, the higher is its worth. But beware, the transparency should be natural and not created by heating, glass-filling, or metal filling in it. And An enhancement made in gems, which is greatly prevalent today, makes the gem ineffective.

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