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Diamond Confused

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What does it take to damage a diamond? I bump my ring with tables and such, and today I dropped it on the floor. Would dropping it 3 feet onto a hard wood floor damage it?
 

Lorelei

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Date: 2/5/2009 4:28:46 PM
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What does it take to damage a diamond? I bump my ring with tables and such, and today I dropped it on the floor. Would dropping it 3 feet onto a hard wood floor damage it?
Bad luck, a heavy blow etc can damage diamonds but thankfully it is rare that a diamond does get hurt and you are probably fine! If you are worried, take the diamond to a pro who can take a look for you or if you have a loupe you can check it out yourself.
 

Hudson_Hawk

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There have been PSers who''ve damaged their diamonds by dropping them on to tile floors etc., so be careful! I''m so paranoid about that!
 

coatimundi_org

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Date: 2/5/2009 4:33:52 PM
Author: Lorelei

Bad luck, a heavy blow etc can damage diamonds but thankfully it is rare that a diamond does get hurt and you are probably fine! If you are worried, take the diamond to a pro who can take a look for you or if you have a loupe you can check it out yourself.
ditto Lorelei. 3 feet on hardwood--probably fine--much better than concrete etc, but because of diamond's cleavage, they can definitely break, so I always take care. It's a good idea to loupe your stone and commit it to memory, so if anything looks off--you'll know and can take it in immediately.
 

swingirl

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Don''t take your ring off over a hard surface ESPECIALLY in the bathroom or someplace where there is tile and open drains. I try to take mine off over a table. Most whacks can''t be avoided and we all cringe when they happen. But you can prevent dropping with a little planning. Hopefully yours if fine but get it checked to make sure you didn''t bend a prong.
 
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