Jan- your reply brought up another question I had. I was told by one jeweler that I could get a stone certified and that it would be by a GIA person. Does that mean that it's a GIA "lab report" as you said? They said the lab was here in town. Does GIA have labs in major cities? I live in Dallas. Thanks!
I've been reading and watching these posts for awhile. Now I have a question of my own. What's the real scoop on GIA? Is it really the best grading system? Some jewelers I've visited said it's the only grade they'll carry. Others said that EGL is actually as good or better and is easier to get reports from. Does anyone here have any information? I'd appreciate it. Thanks!