How Much Do Fake Diamonds Cost?
Whether you’re on a budget, or you want to get a diamond that looks real but isn’t, a fake / artificial diamond may be the way to go. Fake diamonds can be placed in rings, necklaces and many other items that regular diamonds can be placed in for a fraction of the cost. The cost of one is going to vary on the size, the merchant and various other factors.
How much is it?
- A fake diamond by itself should cost no more than $5 to $10. A piece of jewelry that has a fake diamond built in shouldn’t cost no more than $200 for the complete set. This jewelery will depend on the type of band, the quality of the jewelry and the manufacturer. Just because the diamond is fake, it doesn’t mean the setting will be cheaply made.
- A 2 pound bag of 20 carat clear acrylic diamonds are going to cost anywhere from $15 to $25 a bag.
- Sterling Silver Zirconia Hoop Earrings with fake diamonds can cost anywhere from $15 to $30. A 7MM Clear Cubic set of earrings will cost anywhere from $7 to $18.
- Watches that have fake diamonds encrusted in the band will vary anywhere from $15 to $150.
What are the extra costs?
- To have a fake diamond customized to fit a particular ring, it can cost anywhere from $30+ to size, and if the diamond at your local jewelry store. Some places may charge per hour, which can range anywhere from $15 to $55 per hour of work.
- To have a piece of jewelry altered as well as set onto a different band for example can cost extra as well. Any modifications that are done are going to usually result in additional costs.
What is going to be included?
- Depending on what is purchased, a piece of jewelry may come included with a manufacture warranty. This will last anywhere from 1 to 5 years. Additional warranties may be purchased to ensure that the jewelry last.
- To keep the diamonds looking fresh, cleaner may be required, but not necessary.
Tips to know:
- In order to find out if the diamond is a true fake, be sure to ask about the originality of the diamond. Ask them where it came from as well as what they know about it.
- Common types of fake diamonds are going to include those such as a cubic zirconia, moissanite, and rhinestone.
- Fake diamonds can often scratch up as well as show a lot more wear and tear compared to a regular, real diamond. If you come across a diamond that has been banged up a lot, it’s a rather good chance that it’s a fake.
- A fake diamond will have more a machine cut, rather than a natural cut. When comparing a real stone, most are going to be able to note the differences.
- With most jewelers, ask to see a real and fake. Most of them will be more than happy to allow you to compare to show you what the differences are.
How can I save money?
- Shop around various retailers both online and in store. For those looking for pieces that include fake diamonds, the results are going to greatly vary.