(Closed) How could this happen??? Hardest stone my A**!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh no! Is it insured?

Post # 4
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I have heard of diamonds cracking before, usually it is because there was a structural integrity issue with the diamond in the first place…. like there was a small hole or some other defect in the stone (you may not have been able to see this).  Also some diamonds are what is called fracture filled diamonds – where a jeweller fills small fractures in the diamond to make it look better.  These diamonds are more prone to cracking, too. 

As for the specs – is your diamond GIA certified?  If so, that may help your case better with the store.  If the specs you’re saying are just what the store told you Fiance…. then it may be a fracture filled diamond?

I would hope the store has some sort of warranty and that your ring is under the warranty… other than that, I don’t see them replacing it, sorry to say.  If you do have warranty, they might. 

Did you hit your hand or anything?  Sometimes the right angle/force can crack even a very good (non-fracture filled) diamond.  

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Most jewelers have a lifetime warrenty on their diamond rings as long as you keep up with your checkups ever 6 mths they will replace it. If they refuse and you have seperate insurance they might be able to help you. Diamonds can break or chip or crack. Nothing is 100% good luck!!!!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’ve seen it happen a couple of times…diamonds are the hardest stone, but the fact is combined with the stress of the prongs on the setting and just the right angle of force, you can crack it!  I actually managed to knock my diamond clear out of the setting!  Freaky!  I cried for two days over it, you know…the symbolism, but wory not!  Check with the jeweler and see what kind of warrantee service plan, if any was purchased for the ring, if that’s a no go, your homeowner’s insurance should cover it, and I will repeat myself, always schedule your wedding set on your policy or mysterious dissapearance is not covered!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Diamonds are very hard in as that they will not scratch, but that doesn’t mean they are not brittle.  It’s very possible for a diamond to crack.  If it’s insured, that will cover it, otherwise, I have heard you can get the cracks repaired somehow, but I don’t know anything about that process or what the end results look like.  

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

That is so scary! I thought diamonds weren’t supposed to do that! I hope the jeweller replaces it for you…

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

If hit the right way any diamond can crack.  I used to work in a jewelry store and we’d see it quite often.

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Any reputable jeweler should stand by their products especially if it’s only 1 year old.  I had a seatbelt snap back at my hand once and cut one of my baguette stones right in half.  I couldn’t believe it!  I guess if the ring hadn’t been there it probably would have broken my finger.  Good luck on a replacement.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Diamonds will not scratch, but they can crack from a sharp blow. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I am so sorry this happened to you…..I cried forever about my engagement ring until I got it back…I’m certain that the jeweler is going to help you out, the biggest indicator of mistreatment is a gnarly setting, it would indicate that it ran afoul of some serious harm, like getting sucked into the vacuum or falling down the garbage disposal, which no one would expect any piece of jewelry, diamond or not to survive…so don’t worry…I’m sure it will all work out.

Post # 14
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Diamonds are one of the hardests substances; hardness refers to scratch resistancy. They are made up of crystals and can “cleave” that’s how diamond cutters cut the rough diamonds into the pretty sparklies that we love. They’re a hard material; not necessarily a strong material and are can be brittle if hit in a specific direction and specific pressure.

Take it back to the store with your GIA cert and inquire about it.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

As others have mentioned, a diamond’s hardness makes it impervious to scratches except from items as hard or harder. Toughness is the ability to resist chipping and cracking. Diamonds are not the toughest stones. Moissanite jewels are the toughest stones.

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