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very thin girle round set with 6 prongs

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noobie1

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for a very thin girle (GIA) round diamond, will being set with 6 prongs (platinum) for an e-ring keep it any safer from general wear breakage?
 

chrono

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Having the diamond bezel set will give the vthin girdle better protection from chipping.
 

noobie1

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how would i know if it goes all the way around?

also if I get it fully insured and if it should break, does insure cover that?
 

chrono

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What does the cert say? Just "very thin" or "VThin to xxx"?

If well insured, then you should be able to covered for a new diamond if this one is damaged or lost.
 

noobie1

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it just says very thin. and the cut grade it very good, ex sym and ex polish.
 

chrono

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If the cert just says "very thin", it means that the girdle is evenly very thin all around.
 

diamondseeker2006

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I also would not buy a stone with a very thin girdle. Rings are accidentally knocked against things all the time.
 

noobie1

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has anyone acutally had or known of a case where diamond broke as a result of the very thin gridle?
 

Ellen

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There are way too may diamonds out there with great girdles. I''d keep looking personally. Why risk it?
 

noobie1

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i read the cert incorrectly. the gridle is very thin to thin (faceted). does this change anything?
 

denverappraiser

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Date: 11/22/2006 5:56:10 PM
Author: noobie1
has anyone acutally had or known of a case where diamond broke as a result of the very thin gridle?
Yes.

This is often an underlying problem that leads to insurance claims. Most companies do cover the damage because the underwriters aren''t attentive enough to decline coverage on such stones but they could save their stockholders some money by reconsidering their underwriting procedures to include this as a variable that is considered in deciding to bind a policy.

Neil Beaty
GG(GIA) ICGA(AGS) NAJA
Professional Appraisals in Denver
 
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