Cracked diamond?!? What should I do next? (long)

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Cracking and chipping are risks of highly included stones. Also, if the girdle of the gem is thin, the stone is also at risk for being chipped or cracked. It is a lovely look and I can see why you like it so much.

Unfortunately, it is really not the seller’s fault if you received the stone in good condition (which it seems that you did). You may check with a jeweler to see if the stone was improperly set, causing it to crack.

When you replace the stone, be sure to evaluate the thickness of the girdle and the relative location of the inclusions so you can select a stone that is more durable.

Post # 3
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905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh hunny I bet you are just sick about that! That stone is gorgeous. So if the jeweler didnt notice this (which I’m assuming not since he didnt mention it) then it happened after.  Which means the seller had no part in it. Is there a chance the jeweler cracked it>Have you had a chance to insure it yet?

I have an unenahnced moissanite and I LOVE the warmth in it. They sell used in diamond bisto and sometimes loupetroop. Let us know what the jeweler says!

Post # 4
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726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I second LoveBugBee:  go back and look at the listing on E-bay just to make sure but if the stone was fine with you got it I would think it was something with the jeweler/or how included or weak the stone was. The jeweler may have even set the stone fine and the force of the setting made the crack happen     SO sorry 

Post # 5
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2684 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

labossanova:  I have to say, I would not contact the ebay seller who sold you the stone. It is not his or her responsiblity at all that this happened. I’d talk to the jeweler and ask for advice on what kind of stone to replace it with. Sorry it happened! It’s still super pretty.

Post # 9
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2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

labossanova:  I’m so sorry. Hopefully she can help you out. You have to keep us posted what the jeweler says or does. Good luck when you go today. 

Post # 10
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1517 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m sorry this has happened to you. It could have been the jeweller cracked the stone while setting it. It could also be a result of accidently hitting your stone while wearing it. It is surprisingly easy to crack a diamond if the trauma occurs in an area where a feather is located – (a feather is a general term for any type of fissure within a diamond). 

I doubt the jeweller will claim responsibilty at this point, but it is certainly worth a try.

 

Post # 12
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668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Awesome that the jeweler was so helpful! I’d go with the smokey topaz. It’s pretty and super economical. I think the Moissy is going to be a bit pricey, and so far as I know, all of the colored options are coated in color tinted film, which I don’t think is very durable (although the stone itself is).

ETA: So I was wrong about all colored Moissy being coated—it turns out that many are heat treated to achieve coloration. It’s CZ that is often coated for color.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  LoveBugBee.
Post # 14
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668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Try looking on jtv.com for “cognac moissanite”, and you’ll see what the color looks like. Another bee mentioned that jtv will sell loose stones that aren’t listed on their website–but you have to call and get past their customer service to speak with someone familiar with their stock. I think moissaniteco only sells peach/pink/yellow/green colors.

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