Diamonds are one of the hardest substances on earth and are uniquely resistant to damage by heat or scratching. It is important to know though that diamonds are not indestructible. They can chip and break and are especially vulnerable at the girdle.

Diamonds and other gemstones are measured by the Mohs scale. It runs from 10 (hardest) down to 1 (softest). Normally a diamond will last many lifetimes. The diamond measures at a 10 on the Mohs scale being the world’s hardest substance, but hard does not mean indestructible. If hit just the right way, they can be chipped, scratched or even split in half. Anytime that a diamond comes in contact with a hard surface, it is at risk.

We want you to feel comfortable wearing your ring every day; however, we also want you to be aware that a diamond is not indestructible. Please be cautious of how you wear your rings. When wearing your diamond, you should be conscious of it on your finger, removing it when doing any type of activity that might expose it to a rough substance or a hard blow. For example, this might include gardening, doing the dishes, intense exercise/lifting weights, etc.

Even when clapping your hands, if you have a ring on the other hand, and they hit each other, there is a chance of you breaking or chipping your diamond.

Your diamond should be protected in a soft case if you’re not wearing it. Stop in to have your diamond(s) and setting checked periodically, either by someone at Quadrum, or by your personal trusted jeweler. Quadrum is not responsible for any chipped, scratched or cracked diamonds that are a result of normal wear.

Your diamond is an investment in yourself or your relationship and is worth the small amount of extra care it takes to preserve it forever!

Quadrum does not cover any damage that occurs after the date of the sale. Because unforeseen accidents do happen, we strongly recommend that you insure your diamond against loss, theft, and damage.