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Feather durability risk ?


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If the feather is close to or even slightly shows a break at the girdle surface, it might pose a durability issue. Best for you to talk to their Customer service rep and perhaps get a side view picture to assuage your concern.

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Every feather is on the surface. If they are right on the girdle and in an SI2 diamond is a grade setting clarity characteristic it 'may' possess some risk. But if it was actually a durability risk GIA would've already probably tanked it's grading to an I1. The stone has survived sawing, bruting, blocking, faceting and has been through immense pressure. It's unlikely it will break while setting or wearing.

Also, there are no warranties for breakage and damage and you should've your belongings insured under your home content insurance policy. 

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Since it's a "final sale" stone... are you planning to use ED as the people who provide the setting and labour? If so, ask them if they will take responsibility for damage while setting; they should, and your problems are sorted. If they won't, I would pass on the stone.

If you are not planning to use ED for setting, I would leave things well alone. The photo/video are not sufficient evidence of eye-cleanness (for me anyway), there is a (small) risk of breaking and there are hundreds of other stones to choose from, for example these: https://www.diamondreview.com/diamonds?sortOrder=price&sortDesc=1&fShape=Rnd&fCaratLo=0.40&fCaratHi=0.49&fColorLo=F&fColorHi=F&fClarityLo=SI1&fClarityHi=SI2&fCutLo=exc&fCutHi=exc&fDepthLo=60.0&fDepthHi=62.0&fTableLo=53.0&fTableHi=58.0&fSymLo=ideal&fSymHi=exc&fPolLo=ideal&fPolHi=exc&fCulLo=&fCulHi=vlarge&fFlrLo=none&fFlrHi=faint&fPriceLo=0&fPriceHi=1000&fLabGIA=1&adv=1

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