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Just recently purchased a ring from AIG from what I've read online the aren't very well known and I get that being well know or not dosen't make you a reputable dealer. My question is how do I go about getting this ring appraised and who would be considered a good company to go through for future purchases. 

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7 hours ago, B-0ne said:

being well know or not dosen't make you a reputable dealer.

Allow me to disagree - being well known for positive qualities (honesty, trustworthiness, reliability, good service, ...) is precisely what being reputable is. Not being well known does not mean a person isn't any of these (or even all), but they don't have a reputation for it. However, this is neither here nor there.

Appraisers: where are you in the world? @denverappraiser has connections with many reputable appraisers, and he would be my first port of call if I were to need a US-based jewellery appraiser.

7 hours ago, B-0ne said:

who would be considered a good company to go through for future purchases.

Lots of them - ranging from small family-owned stores in your neighbourhood to huge international companies. Possibly even AIG, despite their lack of reputation. But none of them are good at everything, so any recommendation depends on 1) what it is that you want to buy and 2) your reasons for dissatisfaction with your current purchase.

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Thanks for the plug. :)

 

As Davide mentioned, appraisals are mostly local affairs.  Some good places to look for referrals are:

www.appraisers.org

www.ags.org

www.najaappraisers.com

www.ja-world.com

If you can tell us where you are, I"ll be happy to try and give a local appraiser.

There are a lot of TLAs out there (three-letter acronyms) and I'm hesitant to make any sort of comment based on that alone, but  I will say that although it's popular in the corporate sphere, most retailers don't use them.  No, there's nothing specifically wrong, it's just unusual.  Is this a store somewhere? You say you bought a diamond from them.  Can you tell us more? Is this the brand name on some sort of certificate or the name of the store (or both)?

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