Although it is durable, a diamond can still be chipped. It is best to take off your diamond jewelry when doing strenuous activity or working with your hands.

- Take off your diamond jewelry while sleeping; a prong can catch on the sheets and bend, causing you to lose your diamond.

- Though most harsh chemicals are not going to damage your diamond, many (like chlorine) could damage or discolor the setting and cause your diamond to fall out.

- Have your diamond jewelry checked out once a year to make sure everything is fine; one bent prong could mean your diamond is gone forever. Michael C. Fina has a jeweler on staff to assist you, call 1-800-289-FINA for more information.