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Returning a Stone to IF Clarity

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Pumpsie

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Thanks to Richard and everyone else for checking out my potential purchase (will only be a "potential" purchase for a few more days). The last numbers (crown height % and detail on the girdle are being overnighted to me and will arrive today).

The thing is, the girdle is rated "extremely thin to thick." So, obviously, this is a problem. I''ll get the girdle numbers later today...

But here''s the question: can a stone, if chipped, be "restored" to IF clarity by polishing? The carat weight loss would be minimal on a small chip, I''ve been told. I was told that one can "polish out" a chip and get the stone re-certified through GIA.

Is this true? I''m just planning for the worst here, just in case...

Thanks again!
 

oldminer

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All of this is true. The GIA will charge the full fees to generate a fresh report.

If a stone is damaged, it is not always a "chip". Sometimes a diamond that was IF becomes damaged in a way that if cannot be repaired or recut. That is why one buys insurance coverage.

There are some risks....
 

Iceman

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Thats right ~ Buy insurance and let the Insurance man lose sleep at night worrying that she is out back chopping wood with the ring on
 

Ginaworld

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But Iceman, if her man would go out & chop the wood, then she wouldn't have to put her lovely diamond in that kind of jeopardy....
 

Mara

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That is a scary visual! I think if I chipped the ring while chopping wood I would have alot more to worry about than a chip on the diamond, rather where is the finger!!!

My girdle is thin-slightly thick but the crown is pretty shallow so my stone MAY have a slightly higher risk of chipping. I just got Chubb insurance and they cover accidental chips and just cut you a check for your appraisal amount. Sweet deal! Now I really don't have to worry.
 
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