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Daisi2112

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I was just reading some posts on diamond chipping. Are there some shapes that are least likely to chip?
 

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Date: 3/15/2009 7:42:16 AM
Author:Daisi2112
I was just reading some posts on diamond chipping. Are there some shapes that are least likely to chip?
Any diamond can chip due to bad luck, cleavage planes, rarely vulnerabilities due to inclusions, extremely thin girdles. Rounds are considered pretty safe, although these can and do chip, diamonds with distinct edges such as Princess may be more prone to chipping. But the bottom line is there are no guarantees.
 

oldmancoyote

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More than edges, it''s sharp corners. Princesses, French cuts, squares, ... are easier to chip.
 

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Higher more exposed solitaire settings are vulnerable. Watch that squares and rectangles and pointed ends of pears and marq's have their corners protected.

Wearing rings where the diamonds constantly come into direct contact with each other is risky. Wear a plain ring between or solder together.
 

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Date: 3/15/2009 9:03:44 AM
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More than edges, it's sharp corners. Princesses, French cuts, squares, ... are easier to chip.
Yes that is what I meant, I probably didn't explain it well. We also have a case of a Princess where it appears part of the top faceting has sheared off on the actual surface of the diamond, so it isn't just corners which are at risk. But the bottom line is no diamond is exempt from chipping regardless of shape.

Daisi, if you do a search for chip/ diamond chipping etc, there is a lot of info in the archives concerning this and some peoples' unfortunate experiences.
 
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