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diamond appraisals

Post by brandy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:51 pm

Thinking of having a diamond appraised. IIRC, the appraiser talks about the color, clarity, cut, and carat weight, but no diagrams or proportions.
Is it worth the money for a GIA report? Why do people get them, what good are they?
I had thought of having a number etched on it, too, but if stolen, it would probably not help get it back. I'm kind of thinking the same about the GIA report--will that info help get my stone back to me?

https://4cs.gia.edu/en-us/diamond-gradi ... gK32_D_BwE
GIA Diamond Grading Report
The GIA Diamond Grading Report includes an assessment of a diamond’s 4Cs – color, clarity, cut, and carat weight – along with a plotted diagram of its clarity characteristics and a graphic representation of the diamond’s proportions. For standard round brilliant cut diamonds falling in the D-to-Z color range, the report also includes a GIA Cut grade.

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Re: diamond appraisals

Post by andypanda » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:36 pm

Have you checked the Pricescope site/forum list of independent appraisers to see if there is one near you? You can certainly ship an insured diamond to an appraiser, but it adds to the cost.


You ideally want an appraiser who doesn't buy or sell diamonds.

www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamond_apprais ... hat_expect

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Re: diamond appraisals

Post by Silk McCue » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:43 pm

For me, the primary reason to get an appraisal is for insurance purposes. If not, then don’t spend the money.

It will not likely help you recover a stolen diamond.


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Re: diamond appraisals

Post by Kenkat » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:45 pm

A GIA report will help you to determine the quality and value of your diamond. One use is for documentation purposes if you plan to have it insured.

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