Post # 1
I’m just wondering if surface scratches can be buffed or polished out of a diamond. I have recently gotten a diamond that was worn every day for 60+ years. The table of the diamond is large and that is where the majority of the scratches are. Just didn’t know if any of you have dealt with the same thing. I would love to bring this diamond back to it’s original beauty!
Post # 3
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 # 4
@janie-janie: We spoke with a jeweler and they said that without examining it they can’t tell for sure but it sounds like pits, which is part of the natural diamond. some could be polished but for the most part, they are there and part of the diamond. I figured i’d ask you all just to get an idea because honeslty, i don’t know anything about diamonds. We have made an appt to get it in & appraised.
Post # 5
- 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.
Post # 6
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 # 7
@nickels: I didn’t even know you could fill a diamond. Aside from polishing it, I wouldn’t do anything to it.
Post # 8
- 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.