Find your diamond
Find your jewelry
shape
carat
color
clarity

Dumb question

ninetwosix

Rough_Rock
Joined
Mar 20, 2011
Messages
13
My apologizes for this rather dumb question but does a diamond lose its sparkle over time?
 

kenny

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 30, 2005
Messages
28,160
Not if you keep it clean.

I've noticed most people do NOT keep them clean, so I can understand how people may think they lose their sparkle over time.
 

ninetwosix

Rough_Rock
Joined
Mar 20, 2011
Messages
13
The reason I ask is because I overheard a salesman explaining to a lady why her ring doesn't sparkle as much when she received it.
 

kenny

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 30, 2005
Messages
28,160
ninetwosix|1303430507|2902265 said:
The reason I ask is because I overheard a salesman explaining to a lady why her ring doesn't sparkle as much when she received it.
Oh.
That's probably because:
1. It is no longer under jewelry store lights which can practically make lumps of coal sparkle.
2. It may be a poorly cut diamond.
3. Both

One thing's for sure.
That salesman is lying through his teeth or is dumber than that lump of coal.
 

yssie

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Aug 14, 2009
Messages
20,521
*technically* since all diamonds are reverting to graphite oh-so-slowly - I guess they do lose their sparkle over time :halo:


That said - yeah, he's either ignorant or full of it.
 

slg47

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Apr 4, 2010
Messages
9,667
Yssie|1303431937|2902292 said:
*technically* since all diamonds are reverting to graphite oh-so-slowly - I guess they do lose their sparkle over time :halo:


That said - yeah, he's either ignorant or full of it.
yeah, maybe he just wanted to sell a new sparkly diamond?
 

rubybeth

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Nov 12, 2007
Messages
2,565
Oh, my goodness, what a silly JEWELER! A diamond isn't like a car that gets hail damage, rust, etc. If you keep it clean, it should sparkle forever (or I guess until it reverts, as yssie wrote :tongue:).
 
Be a part of the community It's free, join today!
    Vintage OEC Bracelet
    Vintage OEC Bracelet
    June’s Birthstone Trinity
    June’s Birthstone Trinity
    Memorial Day Jewelry 2020
    Memorial Day Jewelry 2020

Need Something Special?

Get a quote from multiple trusted and vetted jewelers.

Holloway Cut Advisor



Diamond Eye Candy

Click to view full-size image.
Top