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How reputable is GSI??

jessie1213

Rough_Rock
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Sep 3, 2011
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows anything about GSI. Is it a reputable lab? How stringent and consistent are they with their grading? Would you say that GSI is comparable to EGL?? Thanks!!
 

slg47

Ideal_Rock
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Apr 4, 2010
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the problem with these labs is that they are inconsistent. for accurate, reliable grading I would stick with GIA or AGS.
 

Dancing Fire

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
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Apr 3, 2004
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never heard of GSI they must be another Micky Mouse grading lab... :knockout:
 

centralsquare

Ideal_Rock
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Jan 18, 2009
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I haven't heard of them either. Seems the rule is that, if it isn't GIA or AGS....be careful.
 

Gypsy

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Aug 8, 2005
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40,198
Crap.
 

CedarRapids

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Aug 16, 2011
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146
I went into a national chain jewelry store once to look for an e-ring.

Salesperson (SP): "The ones in this cabinet are certified."

Me: "Certified by whom? GIA?"

SP: "Who are they? We actually have three people grade the diamond."

Me: "Who are they?"

SP: "There are three labs that do the testing and they come together to agree on the grading."

I look at certification card she puts on the counter and read "GSI" and "Dallas, Toronto, Mumbai."
I drift off and begin to wonder if they get together in the geographical middle and where that might be.

SP: "So, this is a 1 carat right here."

I confirm that that is what was written on the card. It also said I1 for clarity. I was a little impressed that it didn't say SI1 instead.
 
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