When shopping at a flea market, deciding whether to accept a marriage proposal, or choosing which ring to buy for your mom for Mother’s Day, it’s important to know if the rings in question are real or synthetic. While you could just take the rings to a dealer to test authenticity, that can be time-consuming and sometimes costly. And that boyfriend wants to become a fiancé!
One of the first and most obvious ways to know if the gemstone in a ring is real is whether it looks perfect. Synthetic rings are manufactured, and thus are usually flawless. Real rings, on the other hand, have been through the general wear and tear that natural gemstones might experience, resulting in scratches, fading, and/or foggy appearances. Synthetic rings are also a lot shinier than real rings, so in this case, brighter is not necessarily better.
Another thing to consider is the price. While it’s tempting to hunt around for the best deal, you often get what you pay for in a ring. You may not want to ask how much the ring on your left hand cost, but when buying jewelry for yourself or others, be cautious about a vendor willing to drop the price sufficiently. If the rings are real, they are worth a lot of money, making it difficult and foolish to offer a large bargain.
Another sure way to ensure your rings are real is purchasing them from a reputable company. At Mosteller American Gemstones, all of our gemstones are natural cut and mined in the United States, guaranteed to be real. So save yourself the hassle (and the embarrassment with your boyfriend) and purchase real, quality rings from us at Mosteller American Gemstones.