(Closed) Diamond Damages?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

you can’t get a surface scratch on a diamond. they can chip though, which can’t be “buffed” out.  the diamond will need to be recut which will make it a smaller carat size. 

 

Post # 5
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1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

It could have been scratched it it has been kept in a jewellery box next to other diamonds for example as they can scratch each other. I think speaking to a jeweller or gemologist is your best best. Maybe they can sent it to a cutter to have it polished? I have no experience of this myself but I think it’s worth asking.

 

Good luck!

Post # 6
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1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think diamonds would only get scratched from other diamonds. Defintely go to a reputable jeweler and see the pros and cons. I would be careful about getting the diamond  filled (I hear that doing this lessens its value). But if it will make you happy do whatever you see fit so that you smile when you see your ring 🙂

Post # 8
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3297 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

You can fill a diamond, but it’s just glass. If you ever had to have it soldered/resized using heat, the glass just melts.

I believe that diamonds can be scratched. When I had my first ring resized, the company chipped and scratched the diamond. They didn’t fix it though, they just replaced it (with a much worse diamond) I just try not to look at it from the side too often, because this new diamond is not nearly as nice as the one we picked out.

If it’s a chip, they can rotate to stone so a prong covers it, and I’m pretty sure scratches can be buffed out.

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