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Susiecushie

Rough_Rock
Joined
Apr 27, 2010
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Hi everyone,

I've smacked my ring a few times and I always worry that I chipped the diamond. Would it be obvious? I've smacked it on walls/cribs/treadmills. If I smack it against brick would this be really bad? Would it scratch the diamond?

Thanks for any feedback. I'm already thinking I need to get the diamond set fairly low for my forever setting.

Susan
 

kenny

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 30, 2005
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28,680
Only a diamond can scratch another diamond, but an impact with anything dense can chip a diamond.
 

LGK

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Nov 27, 2007
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2,975
If you haven't chipped it yet, and you know you are likely to keep smacking it into things, you might consider resetting it in a low, bezel setting. Those are pretty great for protecting diamonds. You can loupe it yourself or have any local jeweler check it for you. (I have one and I really love knowing it's more secure, since I too am pretty hard on jewelry.)
 

kelpie

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Jan 8, 2008
Messages
2,362
You should buy a loupe so you can examine it. You may or may not be able to see a chip with your eyes but you might also be able to feel a rough spot. The danger is chipping on impact and scratching it is very unlikely. Just be sure its insured and you're fine. I had a chip polished out of my stone without any problems.
 
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