Post # 1
I’ve noticed lately that one of the small diamonds in my ring is very dull compared to the others. I clean my ring with baking soda and it still does nothing to this one diamond. I can’t get my iphone to focus up close, but it looks like it may be cracked. Could that cause the diamond to look very dull and dark?
(the stone I am talking about is in the bottom left corner of the halo)
I think you can really see the dark/dullness in the bottom picture.
I just wanted some advice from you ring experts on the bee before I take it in to the jeweler. Fiance bought the ring online from Kay’s and he doesn’t remember if he purchased a warranty/insurance so he’s trying to get that figured out first.
Post # 3
I’m not an expert, but it could be dull because of something the jeweler left behind. Take it to them. They’ll know how to get it clean.
Post # 4
I definitely see what you’re talking about 🙁 Is it possible that something is caught underneath it?
Post # 5
@BakerBee16: thats odd! … maybe try bringing it to a jewellery store so they can clean it in their machine and see if its some oil or something behind the stone thats collected some dirt.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
It certianly doesn’t look right. Take it to Kays for their opinion. If they can’t fix it under warranty or for a reasonable price then I would shop around to a few private small jewelers to see if they can replace the diamond without damaging the ring.
Post # 7
i think kays automatically has some sort of warranty on their products. i’d just bring it in and have them check it out!
Post # 8
I would aboslutely bring it back to the jeweler’s. It is hard to determine what is causing the darkness/dullness. I am sorry!
Post # 9
@BakerBee16: take it back to Kays. It really probably is just dirty. But if it isn’t, and they dont replace it, try a local jeweler. Honestly diamond melee that small won’t cost much to be replaced.
Post # 10
Thank you for all the quick replies! The reason I think it’s cracked is because when I hold it up to the light, the little diamond looks like it’s in the shape of a Pacman. Like there’s a piece missing or isn’t as shiny as the rest of the diamond. With it being so small it’s really hard for me to tell!
I’m definitely going to take it to Kay’s sometime this week. Thanks again! 🙂
Post # 11
I hope it’s just an “oops” left behind by the jeweler!
Post # 12
How long have you had the ring? did it used to be clear? It could be a diamond with a large inclusion. Often the small diamonds in the halo are of lesser quality than the center stone. One of the downsides of buying online, you can’t see the clarity of the stones in person before purchasing.
Post # 13
@jny1179: I’ve had the ring since Sept. 2012! I just started noticing the weird darkness about a month ago.
Post # 14
it looks really dark, I’d take it back to the jeweler
Post # 15
@BakerBee16: google bowtie effect. That’s probably it but wierd just now noticeable
Post # 16
idk if it’s broken, possibly an inclusion though? I only say this because my ring is an heirloom from my late grandmother and has a cracked/broken stone in it (long story, but I don’t want it replaced… at least not yet!) and while it looks cloudy due to the break, it’s never appeared that dark.
sorry if this is big, but i got a close shot so you could see the diff well enough.