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mike283225

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Hi. I have a 1.01ct diamond that I''m looking to sell. Unfortunately I no longer have the original GIA cert and am thinking about getting it re-graded. Considering I''m purchasing the report for resale purposes (either to a dealer or to an individual customer), should I get the GIA diamond grading report (with plotted inclusions) for $100 or the diamond dossier (without plotted inclusion but with inscription) for $81?
 

Lorelei

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Date: 2/21/2009 1:02:20 PM
Author:mike283225
Hi. I have a 1.01ct diamond that I''m looking to sell. Unfortunately I no longer have the original GIA cert and am thinking about getting it re-graded. Considering I''m purchasing the report for resale purposes (either to a dealer or to an individual customer), should I get the GIA diamond grading report (with plotted inclusions) for $100 or the diamond dossier (without plotted inclusion but with inscription) for $81?
For the price difference I would go for the full report.
 

blastdoor

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I agree with Lorelei...

as an untrained consumer, if I am looking at 2 different potential buys 1 with a full report which i see plotted diagrams showing inclusions and such, and the other with a dossier without the plots, i would go for the full report which to me gives a better peace of mind... even if i have to pay a little more...

so since you''re selling, you might want to take that into consideration seeing the price difference between the 2 report types is actually not that significant compared to the price of the diamond..

just my 2 cents though...
 

mike283225

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That's what I was also thinking, my only concern is that the dossier comes with an inscription so a consumer can be 100% sure the report matches the diamond whereas the standard grading report does not.
 

beach

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The full report will also say that it has been inscribed with (number)....
 

mike283225

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True but I don''t think it''s inscribed so that will cost additional vs. being included in the dossier price
 

beach

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I see what you are saying now. Another option is that you can also have an independent appraiser do an apraisal and act as a mediator in the sale and gaurantee that the stone is as represented to your potential buyer. Some people will want an appraisal even if you have a report with inscription. It just depends on the buyer. Hopefully others will chime in with more advice.
 

RBD hunter

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It''s a 1ct diamond
IMO
I''d spend the money for the full report and laser inscription.
The paper trail will be worth the extra cost and will net more money when selling.
 
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