Post # 1
I just noticed a scratch on my diamond’s surface. It’s probably 2 mm long, and not visable jsut looking at it normally, but it catches in the light, and I can feel it when I run my fingernail over the surface 🙁
What scratches a diamond?!
Post # 3
Only diamond can scratch a diamond. You should take it to a reputable jeweler ASAP and have it looked at – there are some scuzzy jewelers out there who swap out fakes when people drop off rings for polishing or resizing…
Post # 4
I think diamonds can only be scratched by other diamonds. Did you put your ring in with some other diamond jewelry?
Post # 5
Only another diamond could scratch a diamond. Is it possible that it came in contact with a diamond from your wedding band? Or another diamond in your jewelry box?
Post # 6
I was under the impression that not much does….are you sure it’s a diamond? I googled it and evidently another diamond can.
Post # 7
The only thing that can scratch a diamond is a diamond. That’s one of the reasons why they’re used.
Definitely have it checked for authenticity! (And ensure that you’re not storing the ring in close proximity to other diamond jewelery where it could get scratched.)
I think the only thing they could do to fix it would be to ‘sand’ it down, but I’m not a jewler, so I don’t know if for sure that would work.
Post # 8
I had a diamond like that once, found out only the outside of it was diamond the center was filled with glass. It was from the Jewelry Factory where they claim that if you buy a diamond from them, it will appraise for at least double. Where did yours come from?
Post # 9
@Megan316: WTF??? Seriously? Holy crap I didn’t even know they did that. Did you return it?
Post # 10
@Treejewel19: No, he ended up cheating on me, it got thrown into a lake…. I made a fishy rich.
Post # 11
Definately take it to a jeweler.
Some jewlery places put a coating on gemstones to make them appear more “sparkly”, maybe that’s the case?
Post # 12
A chick I know had a similar situation. The diamond Originally had a scratch on the surface that was filled with glass and the filling came out. It’s damn near impossible to scratch the diamond
Post # 13
As PPs have said, only a diamond can scratch a diamond. At the risk of sounding REALLY stupid, are you sure it’s not just dirty? I freaked out the other day bc I thought I damaged my diamond but it turned out to be just a stubborn piece of crud (like a sticky piece of hair or fiber something? idk).
Post # 14
it could be a surface breaking inclusion. Perhaps it didn’t originally reach the surface and you hit it on something?
Post # 15
@littlegraykitten: I totally did that the other day! I was having a panic attack as I thought one of the side diamonds fell out. I then realized that a piece of brown fluff was just covering the diamond making it look like it was missing.
Needless to say I almost had a heart attack.
Post # 16
At the risk of sounding like a complete dork… Cubic and hexagonal boron nitride are very close to the hardness of a diamond. Actually, the only thing harder than it is a flawless diamond. So, a diamond that has inclusions is softer. It’s used as abrasives and lubricants. So a lot of cutting tools and tool bits have cBN in them, and some metals. So maybe your diamond came in contact with some sort of metal or tool?