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Clever Mounting Techniques

Clever mounting techniques for poor-clarity grade diamonds are a common sight, as fake diamonds or flawed authentic diamonds can easily be concealed in an attractive ring. This is the reason that flaws are more frequently found beneath girdle depth, in a place where gold or silver can obscure them. This is certainly an optimistic insight for those unable to pay for a very expensive stone. It's a fine solution if you have been properly notified of the diamonds true clarity-grade, and are pleased to have the flaws masked with the setting.

 

Flawless and near-flawless stones should always be seen unmounted because even the tiniest blemish translates into a huge cost differentiation, but if you are buying a middle grade stone that is reasonably priced and is displayed beautifully, than this can be a good purchase for you. If you buying an already-mounted stone and are worried about its authenticity, check if it is closed or open at the back; the point where the culet sits in its mounting. Old jewelry may be close-backed, but almost all modern jewelry is left open

[a small hole is designed into the setting], so that you may check for the tell-tale glitter of foil. Plain glass can be made to look like a sparkling diamond if it is skillfully coated with foil at the bottom, and its culet masked with the setting. Authentic diamond rings will be open at the bottom.

 

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