However, my first concern, is that if this stone has "numerous"
chips, that it may not be a diamond!
I regularly take in repair jobs with old, chipped diamonds.
Diamonds actually can break fairly easily and older stones are often
broken from banging against other diamonds or just simply rough wear
and tear. As it happens I looked at an old mine cut diamond today
that looked like someone had a taken a hammer and chisel to the
Daniel R. Spirer, GG
Spirer Somes Jewelers
1794 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140