Post # 1
My fiance bought me a BEAUTIFUL black diamond engagement ring, i absolutely adore it… for the most part… i am learning quickly that black dimaonds get ALOT of attention, and they show EVERYTHING! but thats besides the point.. i still love it (PICCY OP!)
anywhoo, right nw we are living with his parents while we are building our brand new home *yay us* along with planning the wedding… his parents have REALLY hard water in their house, like you feel dry IN the shower its that hard (i don’t wear my ring in the shower, but do when i wash my hands).. and i have recently noticed… marks (i think thats a good word for it) on my diamond.. at first i was just like, MEH, its just dirty, but i had it cleaned, and it looks PITTED! Can hard water etch a diamond?? i wouldnt think so, but with how dramatically hard the water here is it wouldnt surprise me… and yes, it is a real diamond, i had it inspected a few days after he gave it ot me for insurance purposes… anyway.. perhaps its just stuck on dirt that needs to be scrubbed off (i took it to a jeweler), but perhaps some good ol elbow grease and a mild soap will take care of it… havent tried it yet, wanted to get opinions… have any of you ever had this problem??
Post # 3
wow i nreally need to take better pix of this thing, its the only one i’ve taken and it was like 5 minutes after we were engaged on christmas o_O
Post # 4
I don’t think that hard water can etch a diamond. We also have VERY hard water, and my stone looks just as good after 1.5 years. Try scrubbing it with a baby toothpaste and mild soap. That’s how I clean mine.
If that doesn’t work, I would take it for a better inspection. A jeweler will be able to tell you if it is damaged or not. I suggest going to the one where the ring was purchased from if possible. If not, try a local store, not a chain store. You’re more likely to get better help without the “you should just buy a white diamond” sales pitch.
Post # 5
@SweetVanity: i won’t be able to go to the store where the ring was bought as it is a place online out of new york… ill try a local store this weekend, hopefully they can tell me something! thanks fo rthe advice 🙂
Post # 6
@hiroshymatetrastar: I’d take it to a local jeweler to have it cleaned and inspected.
Post # 7
@hiroshymatetrastar: i know this post is old..but maybe it’s a “non”-flaw you never noticed before…black diamonds are actually one big flawed diamond so any space where it isn’t flawed is noticed (opposite to white diamonds) ….I started seeing flaws (or non-flaws)on mine as well…but I just think I havn’t noticed before…the jeweler said it was fine as it is hard to find a “perfectly flawed black diamond” which in essence would be the perfect black diamond