(Closed) Is my diamond loose after falling on concrete?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

The prongs hold it in. If the prongs look fine and the diamond doesn’t appear loose, you’re probably fine. 

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

You can absolutely feel it if a stone is loose (at least a larger stone). Put your fingers on the girdle of the stone and gently attempt to move or rotate the stone. There will be a tiny movement if it is loose. If you cannot feel it move in any way, it is not loose. 

As for chipping, you would likely be able to see that. You can slide your finger alon the girdle to make sure you don’t feel anything, too. Rings can often fall on the ground or floor without taking damage, so it may be perfectly fine.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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calliekalico2 :  You should be able to tell if it’s loose, however since your diamond already has a chip you might want to be extra careful in general and maybe have it looked at.  A knock with a lot of force on a chipped diamond could definitely weaken the structural integrity further. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are at all concerned, your jeweler will check it for you. None of us can tell.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

I can usually hear a loose stone rattling in its setting if I hold it close to my ear and shake It gently. But you really should have it checked out if you have any concerns at all. It could be very slightly loose now and one more bump could knock it right out period easy enough to have it done at a local jeweler for free.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

“…what would it take for it to come loose? Or chip?”

Are you hoping it’s loose?  

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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dracarys :  You’re right that was weirdly phrased.  I’m wondering if OP is looking for something to blame for the chip, since her Fiance bought it without a certificate and found out later it was chipped.  She has made a series of regretful posts about her diamond. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

The prongs hold the stone in. I would take it to a jeweler if you’re concerned. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

The reason so many people wear diamonds is because they can take a beating and come out just fine – your diamond is much harder than the concrete it hit. I wouldn’t worry about chipping, but definitely take it to a jeweler to make sure the setting isn’t compromised. Unless as folks are insinuating, you want something to happen – in which case bang it against another diamond! Problem solved! (Joking there mostly). 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

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calliekalico2 :  Best practices are to have your diamond checked once every six months whether you hit it or not. Diamonds can chip especially with a thin girdle. I would just go to the jeweler you will feel better.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

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calliekalico2 :  it wiggles when it’s loose. I’m sure it’s fine. Worry not!

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