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mrmarius

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Hello,

I am having a bridal set appraised on Thursday and one of the services that was offered in addition to the appraisal was GemPrint. I know what GemPrint is, but am not sure I want or need to spend the $30 or so for it. I would think that if I ever suspected my stone had been switched if it ever needed repair, the inclusions ought to be enough for me to identify it.

Thoughts?

thanks,
Marius
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oldminer

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ASk your insurance company if they give a 10% discount for having a stone gemprinted. Some insurers offer this discount. If so, then the $30 will be money well spent. If not, then I'd say forget it as the recovery of a stolen diamond through Gemprint is theoretically possible, but quite rare.

I am not certain of the actual statistics on how many diamonds have been returned to their registered owners via Gemprinting. Maybe the sales person can tell you. I doubt they know or have any data to back up any surprisingly high number.
 
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