Scratching another stone with a suspect diamond is an excellent test of authenticity. Scratching determines the hardness of the stone, which is a key identifying characteristic for diamonds. More »

Online resale platforms, including Etsy, eBay and Ruby Lane, sell Eisenberg vintage jewelry. Collectors can also find vintage Eisenberg pieces at antique shows and antique shops throughout the country. More » Beauty & Fashion Jewelry & Watches

Blowing breath onto a diamond, rubbing it with sandpaper, observing how it sparkles and how it refracts light are ways to determine its authenticity. Studying a diamond's imperfections is another technique, though this r... More »

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