Find your diamond
Find your jewelry
shape
carat
color
clarity

appraisal: mounted vs. loose?

Status
Not open for further replies. Please create a new topic or request for this thread to be opened.

greta2002

Rough_Rock
Joined
Dec 17, 2002
Messages
22
Does a stone need to be loose for an accurate appraisal, or can it be performed on a mounted stone if accompanied by its GIA certificate? Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
 

Richard Sherwood

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Sep 25, 2002
Messages
4,924
If you want a Sarin or MegaScope proportion analysis the stone would have to be loose, but otherwise you should be okay with it mounted and giving the appraiser the help of the GIA cert. With it he will know the precise weight and measurements, along with GIA's assessment of the color and clarity. He could also estimate the crown height and pavilion depth.

Ordinarily appraisers prefer to have stones loose so they can get accurate measurements and color grade, but again the GIA cert would satisfy most appraisers in lieu of this.
 
Status
Not open for further replies. Please create a new topic or request for this thread to be opened.
Be a part of the community It's free, join today!
    Radiant Ruby Cluster Ring
    Radiant Ruby Cluster Ring
    Recutting And Resetting A Heirloom
    Recutting And Resetting A Heirloom
    Princess Diana: Timeless Jewelry Every Woman Should Own
    Princess Diana: Timeless Jewelry Every Woman Should Own

Need Something Special?

Get a quote from multiple trusted and vetted jewelers.

Holloway Cut Advisor



Diamond Eye Candy

Click to view full-size image.
Top