Diamonds may be the hardest substance on earth, but they can chip or crack. Once a diamond is chipped or cracked it is at risk of further damage, similar to a ding in a windshield that is left untreated. Damaged diamonds should be recut for safety and beauty.
The ‘before’ picture is an old miners or European cut diamond with a large chip on the left side.
The ‘after’ picture is a perfectly cut diamond with maximum brilliance.
Most diamonds are originally cut to yield a bigger gem, instead of a beautiful diamond that sparkles. Reshaping your diamond often gives a surprising increase in its brilliance.
Gemstone Cutting and Polishing Services
- Polishing scratched gems. Gems will be removed from the jewelry before polishing, and then reset
- Replacing missing gems, including inlaid gems such as opal, onyx and many others
- Recutting chipped or cracked gems
- Cutting gems from rough material to your specifications
For sparkling and shiny diamonds and gems, come to Fox Fine Jewelry!
Before: Large chip branches out from the upper left corner.
After: Recutting the diamond eliminates the chip with minimal diamond weight loss.
Before: Worn, cracked prongs endanger the safety of the diamond.
After: New crown and prongs securely hold the recut diamond.