In principle, only a diamond can cut another diamond. But other materials like metal can scratch it if you are not careful. So you should store your diamond jewellery separately and clean it regularly to maintain that immaculate shine. But don’t worry, if you do break your engagement ring, it is possible to fix it.

Diamond is the hardest material in the world, but does that mean your diamond engagement ring is resistant to everything? Of course, you want to enjoy the sparkling gemstone around your finger for the rest of your life, but a diamond is not invincible. Your diamond can actually chip. How can a diamond crack, how do you prevent a cracked diamond engagement ring and can you fix a broken engagement ring? 

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Cutting a diamond

First of all, let’s put you at ease but telling you that, in principle, only another diamond can scratch your diamond. Diamond cutters even use industrial diamonds to cut rough diamonds into different shapes for your jewels. Cutting a diamond consists of five steps. In addition, it is very important to only buy diamond jewellery with a diamond certificate. This is true for your diamond engagement ring as well.
Fixing a broken engagement ring can involve replacing the diamond, like in this image.

Scratches and Cracks

Of course, when you hit the diamond forcefully at a specific angle with a steel hammer, the diamond will split into a thousand little pieces. Therefore, do not try to find out the authenticity of your diamond by scratching it with another material. A real diamond will not get scratched, but a little piece can accidentally chip.

Because only another diamond can scratch your diamond, it is important that you do not keep your diamond engagement ring in the same jewellery box as your other diamond jewellery. When you do not wear your diamond engagement ring for a period, store it in a separate jewellery box or the little box it came in. That way, you avoid your pieces of diamond jewellery from rubbing against each other and getting little cracks as a result.

Regular Maintenance

Just like your car, you have to clean your diamond jewellery regularly to enjoy it for a long time. You can clean your diamond engagement ring at home without damaging it. Of course, you have to be careful while doing it. Do not use a rough brush or any sharp or scratching instruments. You should also have your diamond jewellery checked regularly (every six to twelve months) by a specialist.

Fixing a broken engagement ring

If your diamond is scratched or the metal band has thinned or broken, the best course of action is to take your engagement ring to a jeweller to be fixed. If this is the first time you have worked with this jeweller, make sure to ask for examples of jewellery they have previously repaired. If you purchased your ring at BAUNAT, you can, of course, ask the After Sale Service to repair your ring.

Would you like more tips concerning the maintenance of your diamond jewellery? Or are you still looking for a perfect diamond engagement ring? Do not hesitate to contact the experts of BAUNAT.
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