When you buy a diamond ring, you won’t be much worried about the diamond getting damaged because they are the hardest substance on the earth. However, you may be surprised to find that diamonds can get damaged when it falls from a height or get bumped on a hard surface. Diamonds won’t get shattered, but they can get chipped or cracked.
Even if you are buying a lab-grown diamond, it can also get damaged if you are not taking care of it properly. One of the things that you need to do for making sure that your diamond ring stays the same for a long is to check whether the diamond is not loose in the setting. Regular checking is very necessary since diamonds can come loose in some ring settings.
Where To Look To See If Your Diamond Is Loose?
You can verify if a diamond is loose and might fall off the setting using four distinct procedures.
- Place the ring against your ear and grip the band with your two fingers firmly. Listen to check if there is a rattling sound when you tap the ring band with your other index finger.
- Feel the stone’s girdle with your fingernail. Try pushing the stone up and down and then side to side as you’re doing this. Check to see if your diamond is round or brilliant cut.
- The next thing you can do is to place your ring in such a way that the light reflects off the surface vividly. Press down gently on the diamond with the tip of a pair of sharp tweezers. Examine whether the light reflected from its surface changes. If the diamond can move in the setting, this procedure will show it.
- You could also use a pin placed on the outer edge to exert pressure on the stone to move it. To determine if the diamond is loose, push gently in all directions. A magnifying lens can be used to see the pin’s position and the movements it may cause.
What Should You Do If Your Diamond Is Loose?
When testing the diamond, if a rattling noise is heard or any movement is observed, you know it’s loose. To begin, remove the ring from your finger. You don’t want your diamond to fall out or to be lost before you get it inspected at a jewelry store. Immediately place it in a jewelry case and close it securely.
Then you’ll want to get your ring adjusted or fixed as soon as possible. If you attempt to fix the ring yourself, you risk invalidating your diamond’s guarantee or insurance policy.