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Tarams

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Is there any value on a diamond with a crack in it?

This stone has a $5500. appraisal & it's sparkly, white & clear, a 1.08ct marquise that's really beautiful, except for the crack which is in the lower half of it.

Just wondering if anyone has an idea if it has any value.
:confused:

Thank you,
 

Tarams

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The stone looks fine without 10x, but with, I was able to see an extremely small "chip" in the table (can't feel it with finger), and from the chip runs an internal crack. It's pretty much vertical (holding a marquise North & South), and in the lower 1/3.
 

Richard Sherwood

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Well, to answer your original question, if it's a diamond, it has value. Don't throw it away. Most diamonds have imperfections of one sort or another.

You need to have it appraised. It will probably cost you somewhere between $75 to $125 to have it done.

The "crack" you're describing sounds like it might be a laser drill enhancement. It would have a small "hole" at the entry point, and then would look like a frosty white line extending down into the diamond (when viewed from the side).

The only way to know for sure is to have it appraised.
 

Tarams

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I thought clarity enhanced diamonds showed as a color (maybe blue?) under magnification?
This one looks like an ex wife took an ice pick to it, LOL!:wavey:
 

Richard Sherwood

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There's two different types of clarity enhancement. Then one I described was "laser drilling". The one you mentioned with the blue flash is "fracture filling".

The "ice pick" description sounds reminiscent of laser drilling.
 
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