PR photo of jeweller Alistir Wood Tait inpecting fake diamonds

Fake Diamonds

Alistir Wood Tait Antique and Fine Jewellery

Fake Diamonds

Alistir Wood Tait Antique and Fine Jewellery

An influx of fake diamonds so convincing that they are even fooling high street jewellers is being witnessed across Scotland. Gemstone and Scottish gold expert Alistir Tait warns that the fakes are made from mossanite – an extremely realistic manmade alternative which is produced in a laboratory. Alistir, who is the leading authority on Scottish gold, silver and gemstones, clims they are so close to real diamonds they will actually pass the two basic tests which most jewellery shop staff use to test stones.