This has always been a bugaboo with me. To the lay person it is not apparent that the lab is simply reporting what they find inscribed on the stone rather than listing what the lab inscribed themselves. Doesn't AGS inscribe the AGSL # on the girdle now? So part of the inscription is by AGS and part by the vendor?----------------
On 4/25/2003 9:55:56 PM niceice wrote:
Inscribing "H&A" on the girdle edge of a diamond before sending it to the labs for grading is an old trick used by some cutters as a marketing ploy with the public... They know that the labs will mention the inscription under the "comments" section of the lab report whether the diamond actually exhibits a pattern or not because the inscription is "a characteristic of the diamond at the time of grading"