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HI,

Here's the points your posts raises:

1) How to tell if the GIA rpeort matches the diamond?

 

How would I check to make sure a diamond matched the GIA report, if there was a question?

First thing is to weigh the diamond- if the weight is the same I'd examine the diamond for color and clarity and make sure it matched.

Since it's probably not practical for you to do that on your own, you really need to trust the person you're buying it from.

If someone asked me to throw a stone on the scale so they could make sure it matched, I'd kick their ass out of my office.

Kidding of course- in fact, one way for you to feel comfortable might be to ask the seller to weigh it in front of you.

Of course you'd need to know his scale was accurate, which brings us back to trusting the seller.

 

2) Cost: Between $12 and $86 if done by GIA at the time the diamond is examined for the report.

 

3) the inscription is so small that it can be placed on virtually on any diamond

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Thanks David.

 

So a jeweler would take offense if I asked him to weigh it?

They have to understand a first time buyers concern, no?

How would a consumer determine if color and clarity matches the GIA cert?

Why don't all diamonds just have a number inscription, so the general public

can feel more at easy?

I made my purchase already, but just curious.

I'm sure others would like to know.

 

-A

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Thanks David.

 

So a jeweler would take offense if I asked him to weigh it?

They have to understand a first time buyers concern, no?

How would a consumer determine if color and clarity matches the GIA cert?

Why don't all diamonds just have a number inscription, so the general public

can feel more at easy?

I made my purchase already, but just curious.

I'm sure others would like to know.

 

-A

I can't imagine a jeweler having a problem weighing your stone. On the contrary, I would fully expect them to do it whether you ask or not. I would also expect them to measure it and inspect it for damage.

 

I too am now curious. A girdle inscription means that, sometime in the history of that stone it has passed through the hands of someone who had a laser. Why would this cause you to be more at ease with your jewelers representation of the stone?

 

Neil

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