Some People have Asked me Before…
“Can you Crush Diamonds into one Big Diamond?“
DON’T I WISH!
That would be Very Cool to Remove all those Small, Tiny Diamonds from your Rings, Pendants, Earrings and Bracelets that you Don’t Wear anymore, Crush them, Melt them down, Combine them, and Form One LARGE STONE!
How Awesome is that?
Sadly, Diamonds don’t Work that way. You can’t Melt them, Glue them, or Compress them together. Once a Diamond gets Created, or Broken, it’s like that for Life!
Granted, you could always have a Broken Diamond Recut into a Newer, Smaller Diamond, or you could just take a Hammer and Smash the Rest of the Stone to Smithereens if you so Desire. But the Pieces and Parts that Broke off from your Stone are Pretty Useless.
Believe it or not, but there are some Common uses for Broken Pieces of Diamond.
Manufacturers Crush up Industrial Diamonds (Very Low Grade Stones) for Tools.
Crushed Diamonds can be Brazed onto Saw Blades, Dentists Drills, Bits, and the such. And Why Not? Diamond is the Hardest Natural Substance on Earth.
See Examples of Drills, Bits and Blades below…
So Yes, Crushed Stones are Put to Good Use
In Fact, Diamonds are Used to Cut other Diamonds (Since Nothing Else Will).
They are Crushed up for Blades and Ground to a Point for Fine Tuned Facets and Surfaces.
It’s Fascinating Stuff
Nothing goes to Waste.
In the Olden Days, about 100 Years ago, it was actually Common for Jewelers and Designers to use Broken Diamond Pieces and Parts in their Jewelry. They were called “Chips“.
Nowadays Chips Aren’t Used
Only Full Cut and Single Cut Diamonds are Used. But if you look at some Old Antique Jewelry, I’m sure you’ll see some Rough and Jagged Diamonds, some even with Sharp Edges that Point up… When Diamonds were still Cut and Polished by Hand.
So there are ways to Utilize Small Broken Diamonds. But if only we COULD make One Big Stone out of them…
That would be one AWESOME Diamond!