Post # 1
One of the diamonds in my half eternity band chipped (like a part of the diamond is missing)! Argh! I haven’t even been married a year yet! I just don’t undertand how this could happen. I wear my wedding band on my left hand and my e ring on my right hand so it’s not like they rub at all.
Am I alone or was this some kind of defective eternity band?
Now I don’t even want to wear it for fear of more diamonds chipping.
Post # 3
I’m pretty sure that if a “diamond” chipped, chances are it wasn’t a real diamond.
Diamonds are the hardest substance that can be found in many normal situtations (rated 10 on Moh’s hardness scale). They are virtually impossible to scratch. So unless another diamond smashed against it really, really hard, then I cannot imagine how this could happen… but even then the chip that would occur would be an internal one, not taking a chunk off the diamond.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Chipping is way different than scratching. Diamonds are harder than other substances, which is why it is hard for them to be scratched, but if there are internal flaws in the diamond to begin with, it is entirely possible to be chipped.
Do you have any kind of warranty? You might be able to get your jeweler to replace it.
Post # 6
Well I have the GIA certification on my eternity band so I know it was a real diamond that chipped. I just checked though and the ring was only under warranty for one year, so no luck there either.
I’m not even that rough on my ring!
Post # 7
The only other thing that I can think of that would cause it to break is that it was damaged when the diamond was initially cut.
Post # 8
+1 … Diamonds are very HARD but they’re not very TOUGH. Hardness is the ability to resist scratching but toughness refers to their ability to resist chipping. It is very possible for a diamond to chip.
With all that said, if you’re not banging your ring around (chipping would probably be more due to hitting the diamond rather than rubbing, so wearing it on your dominant hand might actually be worse?), the diamonds probably shouldn’t chip. Can you go back to the jeweler you got it at and ask them to take a look at it?
Post # 9
I never really looked into the quality of the eternity band diamonds, the appraisal only says “VS1”, so I assumed they were all right.
Now that it’s chipped, will it chip some more?
Post # 10
I will see if the jeweler can do anything. The wedding band is on my left hand by itself, so it’s not on my dominant hand.
Post # 11
I’ve heard of diamonds chipping. Did you bang it against something? Go to your jeweler and have it replaced, hopefully they won’t charge you even though the warranty ran out!
Post # 12
It is absolutely possible for diamonds to chip.
I’m not sure, but I would think having the chip would make it weaker and more susceptible to chipping? Could be completely wrong though. You’re probably better off replacing it (hoping it’s a small one).
Post # 13
Hardness does make diamonds very resistant to scratching and they are very tough but the girdle is at risk of chipping. Moissanite is actualy tougher than diamonds and less likely to chip because it is tougher and has less faults.
Post # 14
You can chip or crack a diamond, the stress of the setting combined with just the right bump on a corner or doorway and oops! Chipped! Check with your jeweler and see if you have a warrantee or service plan that would replace the stone. If not, most homeowners insurance policies have a limit for jewelry, and would pay for the repair, however, I cannot stress this enough, schedule your wedding set otherwise mysterious disappearance is not covered!
Post # 15
ITA. It is completely possible to chip a diamond by just hitting/knocking the right way on the right surface.
Get it repaired and if you don’t have it covered on an insurance plan than get it appraised after the repairs and look into Jewelers Mutual Insurance at: http://www.perfectcircleinsurance.com/
Post # 16
The GIA will not certify a band, they would rate each stone individually. So, you should have a GIA cert for each stone. If you only have one certificate it’s probably from a lab with lesser grading standards.
Did you have it independently appraised?