Is the Diamond on Your Engagement Ring Unbreakable?
January 29th, 2020 by David Martin
Now that you have your diamond engagement ring, you must be elated and sparkling with joy! No doubt, that looks beautiful on your fingers! But then you wonder, Will the diamond remain unbreakable even if I do a lot of things with my fingers?
That is a valid thought. As we know, the diamond is one of the hardest and most durable natural substances on earth, but does that mean it is unbreakable?
Instances That a Diamond Engagement Ring Can Break
It isn’t hard to convince a woman that a diamond is the perfect gem. After all, it is the ideal stone and most popular choice for engagement rings.
Unluckily, similar to other gemstones, diamonds can break if it is hit hard enough and if you fail to handle it with care. A diamond can scratch a steel, but a hammer can break a diamond when it’s hit the right way. Jewelers even say that a diamond can easily split in two if it is clipped precisely on the right angle.
Moreover, some people say that the best way to test if a diamond is genuine is when you scratch it with glass. When it doesn’t break, it’s a real one, they say. However, when you hold the diamond in the wrong angle while scratching the glass, you can cut your diamond.
On the other hand, since we do a lot of things using our hands and fingers, we should know when and when not to wear a piece of jewelry. If you have a diamond engagement ring, you should consider removing it for safekeeping when you do the following activities:
- Cleaning the house
- Washing the dishes
- Playing rigorous sports
- Doing extreme activities like rock climbing
- Gardening (you can wear gloves but do you want to risk it?)
- Working out at the gym
- Packing and moving things
- Cooking and preparing food
- Applying lotions and cosmetics
- Doing a project with tools and equipment
Keep Your Diamond Engagement Ring Properly
The best way to keep your diamond engagement ring intact and sparkling forever is to handle it with proper care. When you are doing the above-mentioned errands, make sure to keep your ring somewhere safe. Put it in its box and don’t mix it with your other pieces of jewelry to avoid losing it.
Remember that even if diamonds are tough, they also need some TLC.