Post # 1
Bees, I’m being totally paranoid and OCD, I hate it about myself! I dropped my ring over a week ago on tiles and it did about 4 bounces. I took it to the jeweler immediately the next day to have the prongs tightened as it become very very very slightly loose. I’ve since learnt that diamonds can crack when dropped! Have I cracked mine? The jeweler would have told me if I did right? I messaged him today asking if he saw any cracks when tightening my prongs and he said no, and that he viewed it under 40x so if there were cracks he would have definitely seen them. But I’m just paranoid… Just make me feel better pls bees!
Post # 3
@Baybeejulia: unless you dropped it directly on top another diamond I think you’re good. 🙂
Post # 4
I don’t think it falling on another diamond has any impact on its ability to crack. A diamond can scratch another diamond but cracking is a different concept. Diamonds are hard but they can be brittle and everything from the structure of the actual diamond (inclusions and feathers) to impact can crack a diamond. Ivve read about people who simply hit their hand on the door knob or dropped their ring in a stainless sink, and it cracked. It also depends on the cut of the diamond….princess and marquis cuts (stones with sharp edges) are also more prone to damage from impact.
Post # 5
@Baybeejulia: Oh no!! I seem to remember that you have a princess cut right? This shape is prone to cleaving and cracking because of it’s sharp angles so I get why you are worried – I have a princess and this is my nightmare worry too.
However, if your jeweller looked at it when he was tightening it then I am pretty sure he would have mentioned any cracks because if he saw one/some and then went ahead and tightened the prongs, the likelihood is the diamond would have cleaved or cracked further in a major way. That’s probably WHY he looked at it at 40x in the first place – to make sure that tightening wouldn’t be worsening any internal fractures.
I *highly* doubt he would have tightened the prongs if he’d seen anything untoward in there.
Post # 6
@Baybeejulia: Trust the jeweler!
Post # 7
If the jeweler didn’t see any cracks, I’m sure it’s fine. No need to stress out about it.
Post # 8
If you don’t believe the jewelry expert who already actually looked at your ring under magnification, are a bunch of strangers who’ve not seen it going to be that reassuring?
Post # 9
@Baybeejulia: I would trust the jeweler. Don’t worry about it.
Post # 10
Diamonds are one of the strongest elements known to man. A drop from three feet up, in a soft metal setting, onto a floor that is likely not made of other diamonds…
You’re fine. You’d have to drop your diamond from the top of the empire state building to have a reason to worry.
Post # 11
If you don’t see a crack, there’s probably nothing to worry about. Usually diamonds will crack if they already have a decent-sized feather inclusion in them.
Post # 12
If the jeweler didn’t see a crack I wouldn’t worry too much about it. But bring it to another place if it makes you feel better!
Post # 13
If there was a crack, he would’ve said so. But yes diamonds can crack on tile flooring. They’re far from indestructible. I’m glad that your stone is okay.
Post # 14
Diamonds can be prone to cracking because they have 4 perfect planes of cleavage. Hardness only counts for in terms of scratching. So it is good to get it checked if it’s fallen onto a hard surface floor.
Since you had it checked though it should be fine. Did you ask the jeweler about if he saw any cracks? If you didn’t you could always take it back to get checked, if nothing just for peace of mind. Like a few other pp’s mentioned, the likelihood it will crack is higher if it has certain inclusions, so if you know you have a potential trouble spot for your stone already than make sure that area specifically is checked.
Post # 15
@Baybeejulia: If it was that easy to crack a diamond, mine would have been destroyed long ago. My ring is my every day jewelry, and I bash it in to things all the time. I don’t know the specs on my ring, but I’m assuming your diamond is probably a higher quality than mine. If mine is still okay, yours is fine.
RELAX. If the jeweler said it was okay, than I am sure it is fine. I am not a jewelry expert, but I play one on the internet, and I say stop worrying 😉
Post # 16
@Baybeejulia: why do you think it has a crack? Does it look different in any way?