Post # 1
Hello bees!! I need your help!!
I´m posting this on behalf of a very beloved friend of mine who is also a fellow bee …I guess she could be considered a frequent poster here on the hive and wishes to remain unknown. I´ve known this girl since we were little and all her life she has dreamt of getting the perfect man, the perfect wedding and the perfect engagement ring. (i guess we all dream about this all our lives but believe me when i say she wanted it more)
So when she finally began having this conversations with her now fiancee, she was extremely exited about choosing her ring and even had her own savings for it, so she could get the ring of her dreams without needing to upgrade ever. A few months ago she got engaged and showed her ring here on the bee and was extremely happy with it (not to mention overly protective of her new sparkling diamond ring.) Unfortunately because of the cold weather the ring was a little too big on her and two nights ago it fell for the first time on concrete floor and now she´s absolutely devastated and fears she´s wrecked the diamond. I already told her it´s very very hard to cause any damage to a diamond….least of all if its a vs1 clarity diamond with no inclusions near the girdle…..(she sent me pics and and the GIA cert to ask for my opinion) but she´s still very concerned. She knows about the diamond cleavage planes and insists she must´ve harmed her ring even though it looks perfectly fine…not even the prongs seemed to have been harmed with the fall. Her ring is insured but she doesn´t want to change the diamond because it´s the one her fiance proposed with so i´m trying to prove to her though general opinions that everything is going to be fine, since she lives at least about an hour away from her trusted jeweler and has had no time to have it checked out.
I myself have dropped my ring (not on the floor but on the porcelain sink while cleaning it) and have had it inspected and i´ve caused no damage to it at all, but she says my diamond is smaller (which it is….about half the size of hers….mine is only a .84)…so please help me give her some peace of mind….she´s really sad.
Have any of you dropped your ring or banged it on a hard surface and not caused any real damage on the diamond itself?? i swear she´s paranoid and now won´t even touch the ring. She has a solitaire setting….
Thanks bees =)
Post # 3
I whacked my diamond on our granite countertop the other day when I was putting dishes away. I wanted to get done quickly and wasn’t paying attention. I have a jeweler’s loupe and everything looks perfectly fine.
The prongs will be damaged before the diamond. There is a reason why they use diamonds to cut other diamonds!
Post # 4
I HIGHLY doubt she damaged a diamond by dropping it on anything, unless she dropped it on a jagged diamond floor.. lol. Those things are tought little beauties. They can hold up to the test of time. That’s why women like to have them in their rings that symbolize forever. I’d tell her not to worry about it, but if she won’t let go of it, I’d have her go in and have it looked at just for her reassurance more than anything.
Post # 5
Google the Moh’s scale of hardness. Geologically speaking diamond > concrete. This is common sense.
Post # 6
I bang my ring at least 3 times a day! I have dropped it on tile and hardwood floors to the point where it bounce a few times… My ring is as solid as a rock 😉 I also take my rings in to be inspected by my jeweler twice a year to make sure I have not done any real damage to it with my clumsy ways.
Post # 7
I hit my diamond about 10+ times a day because I’m clumsy. Diamonds are tough. I doubt dropping it once did any damage to it. Unless her floors are made of diamonds.
Post # 8
I dont understand the high drama. It’s a stone. Get it inspected by a professional. Why does she need a friend to post on her behalf like this is crises or matter of national security!
Post # 9
I hit my RHR diamond ring on stuff ALL the time, and it’s over 100 years old! Diamonds are HARD! That’s the whole reason they are great for everyday wear. I’m sure it’s fine. As long as there aren’t any visible problems with it. If she’s worried about it, take it to a jeweler and have him take a look at it. It’s not a big deal.
Post # 10
As long as the prongs are still tight, she’ll be fine. If she’s really cranked up about it, tell her to stop wearing it until she can get it inspected.
Post # 11
I am sure the ring is perfectly fine, but the other issue is this: How big is the ring on her if it actually dropped right off her finger?? She needs to get that re-sized asap!
Post # 12
I’ve banged my diamond on SO many different things. . . never dropped it, though. But banging it against everything and no damage to this day!
Post # 13
Why doesn’t she just take it to a jeweler and have them inspect it? Or better yet, if she’s going to be a worrywart (which I understand because I am one), buy a loupe and learn to inspect it herself.
Post # 14
I have a cathedral set solitair, the first time I banged it on my desk, my heart nearly fell out. She should be assured that it is difficult to damage a diamond, and this won’t be her only scare. If she really wants to be worried, she should be worried about the scratching the actual ring (metal) and prongs.
Post # 15
@blingbling: lol +1 my thoughts exactly. THere’s no way she ruined it, If she’s that concerned tell her to take it to the jeweler to have it inspected. She’s being a bit over the top in her obsessing over this.
Post # 16
I’ve dropped my sapphire ering on the cold concrete floor three times. One time it bent the band (I have a thin platinum band), and it hasn’t been the same since. But my stone’s still in perfect condition, and I didn’t even lose any of the pave stones in the halo. If she’s so worried, she can take it to the jeweler to check it out, but most likely it is ok.
If it IS damaged (which it most likely isn’t), it’s still going to be a sparkly, beautiful stone. Nobody will notice a chip if it’s there. To be honest, I’m more worried about her ring being so loose it falls off than I’m worried her stone chipped. Sizing beads/ring snuggies would be a good idea.