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If one of the flaws is a "chip"

adom

Rough_Rock
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Reviewing a listing of a stone which is a VVS1 that only has two flaws. One is a pinpoint and the other is labeled a "chip" that is a tiny red mark right on the girdle. How big of deal is that vs an "indented natural". It sounds bothersome, but of course it would be placed under a prong. Would that be a deal breaker or not?
 

solgen

Brilliant_Rock
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Probably shouldn't cause a structural issue in a vvs1 stone. However I don't like chips and the price would have to be adjusted accordingly before I would consider it.
 

gr8leo87

Shiny_Rock
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at vvs1 everything would be very minute of course. and pose no risk to structure or beauty. It's just an undesirable clarity characteristic and may trade 2-5% discount over a stone that doesn't have this clarity characteristic.
 

adom

Rough_Rock
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Greatleo, thanks for the further clarification about the clarity rating with that flaw and for explaining how the price would be impacted. :)
 
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