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manechka

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I had a conversation with someone and heard that there are some EGL labs that have a good reputation (LA or NY) and also heard that I should stay away from EGL certificates from Israel. Can someone point to be how do I tell the difference where the certificate came from? On the back of the certificate, they list all locations but how do I know which lab did the actual grading?
 

69gm

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i've personally felt that because of all the controversy surrounding EGL certs, i just didn't want to deal with them. why get a cert if you have no confidence in the numbers. i would just stick to the good ol' reliable AGS and GIA.

that being said, you may find a great EGL diamond at a nice price. they tend to be a little less expensive than AGS/GIA ones. just make sure you have other documentations like a sarin report to help back up the EGL. sending if off to trustworthy appraisers like RockDoc is always helpful too.

just my babbling...
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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I am happy with the EGL-USA certs I see, but would never consider an EGL without the USA after the name.
Those from Israel and Antwerp are often very generous with their grades.

EGL-USA announced recently that they have demanded US customs ban non EGL certed stones from entering the country. This will be good for US consumers in my opinion. I wish the same could happen in Australia.
 

manechka

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Thanks. So, if I understand correctly, if certificate says EGL-USA on main cover, then it is American and not European. Or should it say EGL-USA inside certificate as well?

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