The hardest material known to man is, in fact, diamond. Only a diamond can scratch another diamond, which is how to measure a material's hardness using scratch resistance. Do such facts, however, imply that diamonds are impervious to damage? I wish that were true.
Sadly, even diamonds that have weathered daily wear for many generations can chip and break under specific circumstances. That is why Fuller's Jewelry would like to enlighten you on damages that occur to diamonds and how to repair them.
Types Of Diamond Damage
Diamonds are susceptible to fracture along cleavage planes even though they have the best scratch resistance of any material. The ring band, prongs, accent stones, and setting, in addition to the diamond itself, are some of the mechanical components of your ring that might deteriorate.
A diamond can be damaged by accidents during setting, filing mishaps, daily wear and tear, and due to inherent flaws.
Common Repairs For Diamond Rings
You most likely cherish your Jewelry, whether you wear it frequently or only on rare occasions. As a result, you will want to preserve it in perfect shape for as long as possible. However, accidents do happen. In that case, look no further than Fuller's Jewelry, our team of experts will help restore your Jewelry to like-new condition and, in certain circumstances, fortify it to prevent further damage.
Below are some of the most common diamond ring repairs.
It is by far the most common repair. Prongs hold your diamond in place, but after years of usage and damage, you can no longer rely on these tiny pieces of metal to remain safe and unbroken. Repair is through prong re-tipping and prong rebuilding.
There are several ring settings for diamonds besides prong settings. Other well-liked options, such as the Invisible Setting, Bezel Setting, and Channel Setting, might also suffer damage. The repair varies depending on the type of setting that is damaged or broken.
Shank Repair and Replacement
Your ring's back is prone to deterioration and thinning. You may need to visit the hospital to have a ring removed due to a change in finger size or a medical emergency, leaving you with a damaged diamond band that needs to be fixed.
Head Replacement and repair
A ring's head is susceptible to damage, particularly if its design places it very high on the finger. Daily wear and tear from touch with other surfaces can deform the head, weakening prongs and even lurching diamonds loose. A jeweler might advise a total head replacement to ensure that your ring stays intact or only repair the prongs depending on the damage.
Do you have a diamond ring that you need to repair? Fuller's Jewelry is a one-stop shop for all your Jewelry needs. Visit our website to check out our products and services, or contact us for consultations.