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ninetwosix

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My apologizes for this rather dumb question but does a diamond lose its sparkle over time?
 

kenny

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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

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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

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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

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*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

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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

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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:).
 
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