HDE High Accuracy Professional Jeweler Diamond Tester For Novice and Expert
|Price:||$12.89 & FREE Shipping|
- Professional Diamond Selector II will indicate genuine diamond or fake
- Uses large / small switches for testing diamonds
- Emits audible sounds to easily differentiate the readings
- Batteries: 1 x 9v Battery (not included)
- Package Contents: 1 x Diamond Tester
Patrice is constantly shopping for jewelry, trading diamonds, sorting through scrap jewelry, and bidding at estate sales and auctions. Patrice wants to find the highest quality diamonds to use to make the pieces for her jewelry collections. This diamond tester indicates whether Patrice's stones are genuine diamonds or fakes. Small enough to carry around town in its included leather bag, the Diamond Selector II can go everywhere Patrice goes, while ensuring accurate readings with its low battery indicator. Patrice won't settle for knockoff diamonds, and neither should you. Weed out imposter gems with the Diamond Selector II.
This Diamond Selector II offers a highly compact design that is perfect to have on you when shopping for jewelry, buying/trading diamonds, sorting through scrap jewelry, bidding at estate sales, auctions & more. This diamond tester will indicate whether your stone is a genuine diamond or fake. The cost for your Diamond Selector II is not even a fraction of the cost of a diamond, and you will gain peace of mind by knowing that you are buying a real diamond, instead of a knockoff.This Diamond Selector II tester comes with a leather bag and small testing tray for holding loose stones. It also features a low battery indicator to ensure accurate readings.
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- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 2.3 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B009H4WGWK
- Item model number: L101-NEW
- Batteries: 1 9V batteries required.
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 26, 2012
- Average Customer Review:
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Top Customer Reviews
Ex. The hardness of a diamond is 10. If you know that corundum (ruby/sapphire etc) is a 9 and you test the stone and it ranks up there near a diamond but not quite, then you can assume that the gemstone you're testing is a genuine ruby or sapphire. However, if the "Ruby or sapphire" gemstone ranks very low, you can almost bet that it is maybe a quartz or topaz. Of course, this isn't an exact science with the tester, but it will give you a good idea of if your gemstone is what they are claiming it to be. Hardness scales of random gemstones can be found online everywhere so you can use those for references.
The diamond tester, I have found to be rather accurate. You do have to be careful with this item, since if you are trying to test diamond CHIPS or very small diamonds in large settings, and it hits the metal it will go off with a rather loud, continuous beeping noise to say "Error" that it's hitting the metal.
Suggestion: Use the tester on a genuine diamond (one you're certain is diamond) so you can get a feel for what it sounds like when it hits the 10 spot on the scale and what sound it makes. Also, try to test it on a metal to also see what it sounds like. Once you know how to read the tester, it'll be very easy to use. Instructions come with it and you can find YouTube videos that will show you how to use this as well.
Turn on tester. Set on level surface and wait. 1 red light will come on.Read more ›
It passed the test on all gems except moissonite and diamond. It detects diamond and one has to be sure the fingers are well on the plate to separate it from white sapphire and diamond . But try as i might it did not separate moissonite from Diamond. Worked with all the less hard colored stones. This price is exceptional and fortunately moissonite is much more Dear than CZ or synthetic rutile. Howeveer for bigger stone this is not the best diamond tester. One has to have one that can separate Moissonite. Unless of course one has a polariscope as moissonite is doubly refractive.
This tester only takes a single 9-volt battery, but it is not included. So make sure you have one prepared, especially if you are buying this and you want to test a diamond immediately upon the tester's arrival. I wasted $5 on a single battery via Amazon, only to realize I had one in my desk drawer the entire time. I also noticed that the Dollar Tree sells 9 volts for $1 each. (I make these stupid mistakes so you don't have to, ladies and gentlemen.)
Also, make sure you take the rubber stopper off before testing. This may sound stupidly obvious to a lot of people, but it was not for me. My mom tried testing diamonds with the stopper still on, and it gave false positives on stones I KNEW were fake, but once the rubber stopper was off, it gave accurate readings.
As a complete and total beginner, it was also difficult for me to figure out what size a stone is supposed to be. If you are having the same problem, estimate and adjust to various levels. If it is fake, it will not beep regardless of what level you try it on, but if you suspect it may be real, it's worth trying at each level.
There are videos on YouTube showing this tester, and I recommend that you go find some of them, because watching a real, live person use the tester is beneficial to helping your decision on whether to buy this or not.
Overall, if you have a diamond you think may be real, I think this is worth investing in, if only to save yourself the embarrassment of going all the way to a diamond dealer only to find out you really have a cubic zircon. If the tester beeps that "yes", it is a diamond, that's great, and you should take it to somewhere that is GIA certified.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works vey well once you understand how it works. The operating directions are somewhat misleading and difficult to get right. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Gilbert R Mesec
It kind of worked. Then it broke the second day I had it. Kind of junk.Published 13 days ago by Crisie
I bought this to test the stones I brought home with me from the Diamond Mine in Arkansas. Of course I do not know what a raw diamond looks like and I have bags of Quartz and many... Read morePublished 19 days ago by GH