There is a myth surrounding diamonds; they aren’t indestructible. While diamonds are often described as being the hardest natural material on the planet, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t be scratched, chipped, or broken. The expensive gem on your finger needs to be treated with care to prevent damage, even though it is pretty tough, and Noe’s Jewelry has some tips that will help you prevent damage to your diamond.
Kinds of Damage Diamonds Can Sustain
Diamonds are hard, but they can be damaged. It is possible to break or chip a diamond. Breaking or chipping isn’t the only way to damage a diamond. You can damage a diamond with chemicals that cause it to look dull and cloudy or discolor the stone until it is professionally cleaned.
Be careful that you take off your ring when you are doing anything that could cause it to sustain damage. In some cases, you may damage not only the stone but also the metal of the setting; and sometimes, rings can’t be fixed.
Take Your Diamond Off When…
Just because diamonds are between a nine and ten on the Mohs Scales doesn’t mean you shouldn’t remove them from your body once in a while. Be sure to remove your diamond when you are:
- Lifting weights
- Participating in sports
- Doing any kind of construction or work with tools
- Any prongs holding it in become damaged
- Applying lotion
- Cleaning with chemicals
Remember that diamonds of certain shapes, such as pear or marquise, are more susceptible to damage, because they are weaker at the sharp points that aren’t as contained in the mounting as other shapes like round.
Protecting Your Diamond
While taking your ring off when you are participating in the activities listed above can help prevent damage to your diamond, you also want to make sure that your ring is insured. Insurance will cover the band and the stones set into the band. The key to getting insurance is to make sure that you are insured for the proper amount. You don’t want to insure your ring for $1,000 if it is worth $10,000, or you will be very upset when the replacement of your ring is denied. No matter what kind of deal you get on the ring, insure it for what it is worth.
If you are looking for a new piece of jewelry, call Noe’s today at 816-322-7227 or stop into our store in Raymore, Missouri.