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Ken
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I understand. But what I don't understand is what do you expect to "verify".

The appraiser is perfectly unknown to me - which means nothing one way or the other - but this mean I can't tell you to trust his identification and grading of the stone, or of the metal. The one thing that I doubt is the value conclusion - and particularly so if you paid significantly less than what is being quoted.

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Sherwood Ho said it's a diamond.  I don't know him, which means nothing, but your seller seems to be interested in relying on his opinion. He's not using GIA standard grading (Clarity is I, which isn't a GIA grade) despite his claim of a GIA credential and he doesn't mention if it's manmade or natural, which is a pretty big deal.  Is his contact information elsewhere on the report? It sounds like you have a few questions for him. 

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One more thing to add. He gave the weight as 0.70cts. but the tools used doesn't include a scale.  Presumably, that weight is approximated based on measurements using his Leveridge gauge, a type of micrometer used by jewelers and that he listed. This is common enough, but 0.70 turns out to be one of those important weights when it comes to prices if you're buying or selling off the report. A 0.71 is routinely about 50% more than a 0.69 even though both could be described as 'approximately 0.70cts.'.  The 'approximately' moniker is important. 

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Neil: Hmmmmmm. Great point: .69 and a .71 is a huge difference in price. 😵

 

OP:

The stone is not round - Its kinda baroque looking (pearl talk)

The stone is not brilliant (diamond talk)

The stone is not I (maybe I3)

The stone is not H (without mentioning salt/pepper) & Grey

Just my opinion....

 

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Unfortunately, it is impossible to say with certainty about the authenticity of your stone exactly until it is in the competent hands of the appraiser. Asking on the forum about such things is nothing more than trying to calm yourself down. I still advise you to find a specialist and contact him by providing a ring.

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