can a diamond break? Can a diamond chip? Can a broken diamond be fixed? is it possible to recut a diamond? Who buys broken diamonds?
We often get questions from customers about what to do if they break their diamond. YES a diamond can break! A diamond is the hardest know natural element on earth however diamonds have cleavage planes (weak bonds) and can chip if hit just the right way. It is difficult to do but it certainly is a possibility. The first thing is always make sure that your appraisal is up to date and current when you are wearing your jewelry and with this make sure it is insured. This will be your backup if you should happen to chip or break your diamond.
The good news is should you chip or break your diamond it is possible to fix! Though it cannot be made the same size as it originally was we are able to recut, and re-polish your broken diamond to look close to what it once was (and sometimes even better by improving its cut, polish, or symmetry). So rest assured if you have a broken diamond, chipped diamond, or even a chipping or broken colored stone we are happy to help you with making it look great again! Additionally we are happy to help with our appraisal services as well. We can analyze a broken or chipped diamond directly in its setting, estimate the size it will recut to, and even tell you cost including removal from its setting, re-cutting, and replacing back in its setting. At the end we will even update your appraisal for you should you request it.
Finally, Should you have interest in selling a broken or chipping diamond we are always buying broken or chipped diamonds. We offer full service diamond cutting and are constantly evaluating broken diamonds and their values. Rest assured our Gemological Institute of America graduate gemologists can know the value of a chipped or broken diamond as is. We offer complimentary evaluations and are available to answer any and all questions