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.
Diamond repair versus recutting
A chipped diamond can be repaired or re-cut.
A diamond repair fixes the chip while keeping the original facets the same. For example, an older cut like an Old European or Old Mine Cut diamond can be repaired, keeping the same cut and shape. Diamond repairs start at $325.
A recut not only fixes the chip, but also refacets the diamond for better sparkle. Diamond recuts start at $475.
Most diamonds are originally cut to yield a bigger gem, instead of a beautiful, sparkling diamond. Recutting your diamond often gives a surprising increase in its brilliance.
Gemstone cutting and polishing services
Because gemstones are softer than diamonds, they often get scratched ("abraded") or chip. Fox Fine Jewelry can polish or cut them to look like new! Our gemstone cutting and polishing services include:
- 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
Gemstone polishing starts at $230.
"I brought my wedding band and engagement ring in for a repair. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. They took great care with my rings, communicated well through out, and had the work completed on time and looking better than new!"