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Recutting or selling chipped stones


#1

i just chipped an 8mm lab grown trillion cut sapphire while
attempting to do a hammer setting. the chip is tiny, and the
majority of the stone is still intact. is there a cutter that anyone
knows of that buys chipped stones to be recut? if not where would
others recommend i send the stone to be recut. I don’t usually use
such expensive stones, and this represents a large investment for me
in the first place, i don’t know if i can afford to spend a lot on
getting it recut, so any info you can give me would be great.

Travis Parry
Parry Metal Designs


#2

Doesn’t sound like an expensive repair. Where’s the chip?


#3

go to prettyrock.com they have a list of cutters that accept
commissions.

john


#4

if you paid a lot for a lab grown white sapphire - it seems you got
rather…em taken! nonetheless if you can’t hide the chip in a
creative setting- depending on where it is, you can perhaps repair it
yourself if you have a flat lap and some cerium oxide or Linde “a"
abrasives, or a dremel tool, a mandrel that can accept psa discs and
some 3M micro- finishing papers or the actual pre-cut pressure
sensitive discs, or any new 3- 5/8” (or really any size under an
inch) sintered or coated diamond disc and an angle finder…I would
give you more specific instructions if I knew where the chip was- on
the other hand if its a lab grown white sapphire having it re cut (
if there isn’t a lapidary club in your area that would take it on as
a project or deed of goodwill!) would probably cost more than
replacing the stone…an 8mm lab grown trillion on my price lists
averages around 12 dollars…or a bit more if it’s the only item
you’re ordering…feel free to contact me off list for details on how
to go at repairing it yourself or a supplier that can provide you one
for under 20 dollars. (if you do write off list let me know where you
are so I can recommend someone or a club in your area!)

rer