(Closed) Shane Co. called about chipped stone…

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I inherited my diamond from my mom–it was given to her by my Gram the day I was born, and she wore it before that, so it’s almost 100 years old.  It has a chip that was pointed out to me when we had it placed in the new setting.  They positioned it along a prong though, so you can’t even see it.  Here’s a little more info about chipped diamonds:

http://www.jewelry-secrets.com/Diamonds/Can-You-Chip-A-Diamond/Can-Diamonds-Chip.html

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

it’s actually pretty common for a diamond to get chipped, and it only takes one accident for it to happen. diamonds are hard but brittle. to get the difference, read this: http://ask.metafilter.com/21715/Diamond-hardness

I have a vintage ring, and there are several chips around the girdle. this is very common with vintage diamonds.  but you can barely tell— I had my ring for a month before I noticed, and I only noticed because I felt it with my nail.

if you only have one chip, like miss longcoat said, they can set it so the prong covers it up. but definitely ask for them to point the chip out to you when you pick it up so you know where it is. if you don’t like how it looks, then you can discuss your options. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Definitely find out where and how big the chip is. We have the smallest chip in our stone on the edge. And when I said smallest, only our GIA lady was able to pick it out (and we both got to loupe it). In any case, even if I was able to figure out how to see it it would be along an edge that would already be covered by the setting. Diamonds chip. They’re nature made and come with natural weaknesses.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I think you should go look at it again before it is set and see if you will see the chip when it is set.

 

Post # 10
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3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Marcie2222: I agree with you.

OP, if you are wary, have them point it out to you and then authorize the work.  It may have happened while you’ve been wearing it and not missed during the appraisal at all.

Post # 11
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14496 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would not give the ok and definitely go and look at the stone before doing anything.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have a chip in my heirloom diamond.  When getting it cleaned and resized after my Fiance gave me the ring they repositioned the diamond to cover the chip.  That being said I WOULD NOT have known about the chip if they had not said anything to me about it.  

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When she expected the diamond was it still in the ring? Or was it removed from the ring. If she inspected it while it was still in the ring then maybe one of the prongs was hiding the chip. But if the diamond was removed from the ring before inspection then I suspect they chippedi t

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