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EC 2.83 ct. Vvs

Mlh

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My mother bought her 2.83 EC vvs diamond in 1987. I have the jewelers appraisal from 1991.I would like to get it gia certified. Do I just bring it to them directly? What about insuring it while it is with them? Anything I should be aware of? I live in NYC.Thank you!!
 

Karl_K

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I would see if they take consumer drop off at:
New York,
United States of America

Gemological Institute of America, Inc.
50 W 47th Street, Unit 400
New York, New York, 10036

Hours: Mon - Th 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Phone:+1 212 221 5858
Fax: +1 212 575 3095
[email protected]
GIA.edu

Otherwise its better to have a dealer submit it for insurance and secure transport reasons. GIA is responsible for the stone while they have it.
 

AV_

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It is GIA's job to take in diamonds like this in NYC - WWW - you could submit & receive the stone in person. Insuring just for this occassion, I do not know anything about, would ask the lab. I tend to trust them with this much, but have never heard of what happens if the GIA might loose anything, in fact.
 
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Karl_K

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It is GIA's job to take in diamonds like this in NYC - WWW - you could submit & receive the stone in person. Insuring just for this occassion, I do not know anything about, would ask the lab.
Some locations only take diamonds from people with a trade account.
The CA office will take them in from consumers, I don't remember if the New York location will.
 

AV_

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Some locations only take diamonds from people with a trade account.
The CA office will take them in from consumers, I don't remember if the New York location will.
We were writing in the same time. The respective page gives stern & clear instructions - to contact a representative... I recall it is possible to submit, but it has been a while.

Insurance is a mystery; GIA sounds safer than just about anyone else handling a stone, but luck does apply.
 
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EC8

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The NYC location will accept stones from consumers; you may want to call ahead to understand the process and fees.
 
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