Quahog pearl flaw
by Kris R
(Tampa Bay, FL USA)
image showing chip
I previously posted a quahog pearl on this site. Recently I found a GIA certified also in pearls at a local auction house. Upon looking at it, they indicated it was 10.5 mm, excellent color, nearly round in shape, however, at some time over the last 26 years, I must have dropped it, and there is now a 'chip' in the outer layer.
I'm enclosing a couple of photos. One of the pearl. One of the chip under my microscope at 4x magnification.
So, my question. Can this chip be repaired? How does repairing affect the overall price? If it is not repaired, how significantly will it affect the overall price? Can it be polished out? Do I have options?
Thanks very much!