Can I ask a question? did you measure it with calipers before it left and if so, how much smaller is it now please? I'm always curious to know what a difference repolishing makes to the size.
Obviously I know it depends on whether or not any bruises are being attempted to be polished out as well, but I'm talking about just surface damage.
I did actually, I took it to Richard in person to discuss it with him, it had 2 chips to the very base edge and a bruise also starting at the base and about 4mm in diameter but not too deep.
I explained that I was worried about losing too much glass from such a small weight (40mm diam) so to leave the chips and bruise as they were low down and just polish out the surface scratches.
When I collected it he had in fact removed the chips and the bruise as can be seen. As he explained until you actually start to re polish it is difficult to know how much would be needed to be removed and in this case found they were not too deep and he felt it was worth removing them all.
I'm glad he'd did, it has lost about 3mm from the bottom and no more than 1 -1.5 mm over the majority of the dome with perhaps 2mm from the very bottom chamfer back to the base.
I suppose that had the chips and bruise been left I would have been left with a superficially attractive weight but still with damage that would undoubtably have affected its value as opposed to the pretty near perfect weight I have now.
I guess his 25 years experience shows.