Can a diamond become broken or chipped?

MondaysWithDiamondMike

Question

Can a diamond become broken or chipped?

Answer

Yes.  A diamond is the hardest natural substance in the universe.  This means there is nothing that can scratch it.  Chipping or breaking, on the other hand, is measured by a gemstone’s toughness. Although a diamond is very tough, it is more likely to chip or break from a sharp blow than a piece of jade, which is extremely tough.  Therefore, it is best to remove your diamond ring during activity that may cause you to strike it against another object.

Wishing you a brilliant day!
Diamond Mike Watson

www.GalleryOfDiamonds.com

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