can a diamond crack?
Posted 19 September 2005 - 06:00 AM
Posted 19 September 2005 - 10:10 AM
They can break but the diamond would have to have had serious flaws already in the diamond at the time of setting (setting would not cause it). If this was the case your friend may find the diamond broken when removed from the setting.
A partial deep crack that exists in a diamond is graded as a serious flaw and would only break under a great deal of pressure or given a very serious knock, but it does happen.
You may want to pull out the grade report and take the diamond back to the original vendor. Most reputable companies will have the stone examined and replace if it was bought in the past 90 days.
Hope that helped.
Posted 19 September 2005 - 01:14 PM
While diamonds are the 'hardest substance on earth' they are also quite brittle.. They do not take direct impacts very well, especially diamonds with sharp corners like a princess cut or marquise..
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 06:55 AM
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