(Closed) Chipped Diamond – it happened to me

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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567 posts
Busy bee

thanks so much for the warning! i have the same size princess cut solitaire, and i’m ashamed to say i’m pretty careless while wearing it..; like you i kinda thought diamonds were invincible!  thanks, and i’m so sorry you had to go through that! it’s a terrible loss! thank goodness you ahd an insurance policy!!!

Post # 4
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2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We have all the papers + it’s insured. I always take it off right when I get home. I just don’t really like to have it on unless I’m out.

Post # 5
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4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Ugh, that must be so upsetting. πŸ™ I should really be more careful with mine…

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

so sorry to hear about your diamond! unfortunatly i have a similar story. i think mine might have come to me chipped, it is a 4th generation ring so it came with some wear and tear, and when we got it appraised they showed us the chip. because it’s been in the family so long, there’s no way we’re going to replace the diamond though! we’re just going to recut it, which will make it stronger. just to let those of you who do get chips, the chip does make the diamond weaker and if you bang the diamond where the chip is, you’re more likely to crack the diamond even further. so get it fixed!

Post # 7
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4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

How upsetting! I am so, so sorry!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

How upsetting!! I am glad it worked out tho πŸ™‚

Mine is all insured but I will try to take it off more when at home !! :X

Post # 9
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3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Oh no! I’m glad it all worked out but it kinda scared me, so thanks for posting it! I’ve been really lazy about getting the ring appraised and insured, and I think you just prompted me to do that since I never considered that this could happen! 

Post # 10
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256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

 I am so sorry! I would be so sad not having the diamond Mr. S picked out (especially since he is the one that was so particular about getting “the right stone”) I can’t imagine having it happen to one that had been in the family!

I don’t take my ring off at home though… I take it off at work if I am working with play dough or something that may get stuck in there or when I am at home and shower, wash dishes, or other yucky stuff… but I am bad about putting things down and forgetting where I put them so I try to leave it on as much as possible. I forgot to put it on one day before work and felt so naked without it πŸ™ I need to start working on that since mine is a princess cut.

Post # 11
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599 posts
Busy bee

Well that made me a bit nervous since I do not have all of those documents. I definitely have appraisals and insurance. But since the diamond is from my mother which she purchased decades ago in a different country and the setting was custom done my my Fiance family we don’t have reciepts or the gia certificate. I suppose I should look into these things. Thanks for the cautionary tale!

Post # 12
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256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

 As I mentioned before I am not good about taking my ring off at home… personally I like to wear it all the time vs. only when out of the house.I do not however wear it to the pool or beach! Worse than playdough! πŸ™‚ So I ran right to the jewelry store and asked them about it (and of course got it clean and shiny too! She also checked it too while I was there.) She told me that they haven’t had much trouble with that at all and that because of the way mine is set (each corner has an L and that is how it’s held in) that the corners are protected. Whew! I can continue as normal, although I think I’ll be putting it somewhere safe when we go to move! πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’ve started only wearing my ring when I go out… I hate how scratched & gross it gets around the house. Especially with my split-shank setting.

Thanks for the heads up. That’s so upsetting. Thank goodness you had all the proper documentation & insurance πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Newbee

Oh how awful!!! Thanks for the heads up to all the girls who have princess cut diamonds!!!

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