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Recutting deep diamonds

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calvin

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Is it possible/practical if an old diamond has been cut too deeply or with too few facets can it be recut without incurring huge expense? Who is well regarded for this?
 

calvin

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.....further - is it possible to increase the value of a diamond by improving the cut alone and losing some wieght. Apologies if this is a stupid question!!!
 

lawmax

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It is possible to recut diamonds. It would have to be examined to determine that possibility. The amount of weight lost would probably be determined by the characteristics of the diamond (inclusions, stress, current proportions) and the level of cut quality you desire. The cost will likely depend upon who recuts the stone. For the ultimate in cut, there's EightStar which will cost more than getting an average cutter to cut an average stone or a middle of the road cutter to cut a so-called "ideal" or hearts and arrows-type cut.Does this help?
 

lawmax

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Originally posted by calvin:
.....further - is it possible to increase the value of a diamond by improving the cut alone and losing some wieght. Apologies if this is a stupid question!!!
It may be possible. More importantly, you will increase the beauty of the stone.
 

calvin

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Thanks Lawmax! Now that I know it is possible I'll research it a little more.
 

pricescope

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Researching is always good. Even if you will not go for it you'll definitely have fun and learn more. Beware - if you'll start to enjoy it too much it might become addictive.
 
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