Check your diamond ring now.
So many people wear their diamond rings forever without checking to see if their diamond is tight or not.
And this is something you can do in your home, immediately.
People often wait until the diamond falls out of the mounting, and is lost before they realize there ever was a problem.
This is why checking your diamond now, doing a little preventive medicine, will keep your diamond safe and sound, and now lost on the carpet, pavement, or grass.
How to check your diamond:
There are 2 quick and easy ways to test whether your stone is snug. Grab a pointed pair of tweezers and do the following:
- Gently, very gently, tap on one side of the diamond crown, and then the other side. Do this all the way around the diamond, applying almost zero pressure… Just enough to see if the diamond rocks in the head or not.
- Gently grab the diamond girdle (the edge of the diamond) and see if it spins in the head. Grab it ultra loosely, for you don’t want to loosen the stone by checking if it’s tight. Just barely touch the diamond’s edge (be careful not to chip it), and carefully try to rotate the diamond clockwise or counter-clockwise. See if it rotates in the head.
These 2 ways are the quickest and easiest ways to tell if your diamond is loose. If it is, take it to a jewelry store and have them tighten the diamond. If not, the diamond can rotate, spin, and chip the outer edges of your beautiful diamond.
Plus, if it rocks or moves, it can chisel away at the prongs (which are softer than the diamond), and wear them down much faster until they snap off or break.
And… If you have a 10x jewelers loupe, then check your prongs out as well. Look for lifted prongs, bent prongs, prongs with cracks…
These are all signs that it’s time for a retipping, or a new head. Go see a jeweler and get them fixed as soon as you can to prevent any damage or loss to your stone.
Quick ways to save your stone, and your pocket book from harm.
Go and check your diamond today!