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  1. mbn
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    by mbn » Nov 14, 2001
    A jeweler evaluated my stone and said it has 3 chips noted on certificate and another new chip. I didn't know about the 3 chips being noted on certificate because under the Key to Symbols, they weren't noted. Certificate was dated June 1999 when I bought stone.I wasn't aware chips would be noted on certificate, and it didn't occur to me buying stone w/GIA certificate would have chips on stone! I assume stone has no chips with GIA certificate. No wonder I only paid $4460 for stone:
    This turned out not a good deal at all if stone was chipped in 3 corners! the chips were small and could be hidden under v-shaped prongs.I guess many people missed it because I took stone to Robbin Bros for evaluation, and person didnt' say anything about the chips. I almost traded stone in to this one jeweler, and she only noted the recent chip which must have been apparent. the other 3 chips must not be that noticeable, or people just missed them on the certificate....G/VS1 1.13 carat,
    depth 69.2%
    table 69%
    girdle very thin to medium
    cutlet none
    polish very good
    symmetry good
    flourescence none
     
    


    


  2. Garry H (Cut Nut)
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    by Garry H (Cut Nut) » Nov 14, 2001
    The chips or natural rough marks possibly from the original surface are always marked on the cert in green.
    Internal inclusions are always red.
     
  3. tonysgeko
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    by tonysgeko » Nov 14, 2001
    Mbn, sorry to hear about your situation. :((
     
  4. barry
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    by barry » Nov 18, 2001
    Points on a Princess-cut are sensitive
    and prone to chipping.

    In our shop, these points are given a very small
    facet to "anchor" the point and provide
    a buffer against chippping or breakage.

    Barry
    www.superbcert.com
    "When Good Isn't Good Enough"
     
    


    


  5. mbn
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    by mbn » Nov 21, 2001
    the marking for the chips were in black, not green on the certificate.

    In our shop, these points are given a very small
    facet to "anchor" the point and provide
    a buffer against chippping or breakage.

    what do you mean by "these points are given a very small
    facet to "anchor" the point "

    How do you give facet to the points?
     
  6. barry
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    by barry » Nov 24, 2001
    Each point on the princess
    is given a small facet on the
    wheel. This eliminates the sharp point
    and aids against the point being
    chipped.

    Barry
    www.superbcert.com
    "When good Isn't Good Enough"
     
  7. pricescope
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    by pricescope » Nov 24, 2001
    Barry, thank you for helping with this question.

    Btw, would you like your picture here?
     
  8. barry
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    by barry » Nov 25, 2001
    Leonid;

    Please contact me and let me know how this can be done.

    thanks,

    Barry
    www.superbcert.com
    "When Good Isn't Good Enough"

    :))
     
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