Very sad discovery about heirloom diamond (PICS inside)

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

Check with a very reputable jeweller.  You could have the stone re-cut.  It might be then be smaller than before but with modern technology it might be more sparkly.  (I beleive Brian Gavin does re-cuts.)  An alternative is simply to claim on insurance.

These things happen.  Diamonds are not for ever.

Post # 3
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Helper bee

Lizzy272: Didn’t the jeweler that you ordered the new setting from evaluate this stone, prior to committing to resetting it at all? If so, they should have caught this.

There will be a risk in resetting it (there always is). Especially because the setting it’s in now seems to “enclose” the stone and may be holding it together to some degree. 

The only way to know is to ring it to a reputable jeweler. Like a PP said, you could have it recut, if you are prepared for the size to be altered as a result. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have not. I always thought there was a way to fill in a crack in a diamond… I cannot be sure of that at all, though… I am sure that there is a way to handle this situation without purchasing a new diamond. Sorry that I cannot be more helpful.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Lizzy272:  Just out of curiousity, do you have pictures of the ring before you took it to the jeweller? It does seem very odd that they wouldn’t have caught that, considering that it is visible to the naked eye. Not to start a conspiracy or anything, but it’s not unheard of for diamonds to get switched. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

If cutting the diamond will change the size too much or cost too much, perhaps you could change your setting to a bezel set? You would still be able to see the crack, but the setting might help keep it together and potentially from cracking further

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

Lizzy272:  Well since its a deposit I’d think it could be transferred to another setting as long as it’s with the same jeweler?

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I don’t mean to worry you but was the ring out of your site while at the jewelry store? The prongs don’t look right for how the rest of the diamonds are set in the ring. I would have your FI’s dad look at it to see if it looks the same. If he wore the ring for any length of time he would know what it should look like. Hope you get it figured out soon. Good Luck!!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I would mention it to your SO. After all you did nothing to the ring and the people at the jewelry store should have seen that. If it is that clear in a photo then the jewelry store employee should have seen it and made mention of the fact. After all why would you put a damaged diamond into a new setting? Tell him and his dad and let them take care of it.

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