Post by writing » January 22nd, 2008, 6:37 pm
I need advice. I brought my round diamond ring into a local jewelry store to be appraised a couple of months ago. I had a previous appriasal done in 1991 when I purchased the diamond from a loose diamond seller in the diamond district in NY. That appraisal which was done by an independent appraiser. The appraisal said the diamond was a VVS2/VS1; F/G color and 1.66 carat weight. The value was stated as $15,000.00. The diamond was set in a 14K gold tiffany setting.
When bringing in the ring to the jeweler I was told that I had to leave the ring for 10 days for the appraisal to be done. I needed the appraisal because I was purchasing new insurance and was requested to get a new appraisal.
I brought in 4 other pieces of jewelry at the same time that all tripled in value.
I was out of town when the appraisal was finished and my husband picked up the jewelry for me. Much to his surprise, when he read the appriasal it said that the ring had a diamond in it that was a VS1; J color with a value of $11,400. We brought the ring that was given back to us to 4 other jewelers in our area that said it was a VS1; J color stone.
I know that this was not the diamond I brought into the jewelry store to be appraised. I have had the diamond for 16 years and know the stone they gave me was not my stone.
I have already talked to the jewelry store and they deny switching the stone. Any advice would be appreicated.
Lori