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chrono

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It depends on the size of the chip and its location. Any pictures? A small chip might be able to be buffed out without any loss in apparent size (and minimal carat weight loss). A large chip might mean a recut. It all depends.
 

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A side facet? How big/deep is it?
 

tahitiangirl

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The chips and the scratch do not go deep, and i can only see them using a loupe, but I am still worried.
 

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It doesn''t sound too bad (more like regular wear and tear) and can be buffed out by a experienced jeweller. Have you brought it in to your local jeweller for his/her opinion?
 

Linda W

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I only wear my tanzanite on special dates with my hubby. I am so afraid of banging it or chipping it. It is such a soft stone.


Linda
 

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I haven''t had such service done before although I have read about it here on PS. It sounds like it should be relatively inexpensive, but I''m not 100% sure.
 

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If you cant see it without a loupe Id leave it be.
Every time you polish a stone there is a risk and in this case that risk might be larger than letting it go.
 

Kaleigh

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Find someone that knows Tanzanite well. Sounds like it can be buffed out or polished away, without hurting the integrity of the stone. Shouldn''t cost too much. Find a good lapidary, ask local jeweler''s who they would recommend. But don''t hand the stone over unless you are satisfied that they can do the job for you. Tanzanite is a soft stone, so you don''t want to do this often. I believe it''s a 6 or 7 on the Moh''s scale of hardness.
 
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