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  1. Sue Johnson
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    by Sue Johnson » Sep 11, 2001
    HelloMy partner and I have been looking at diamonds all over everywhere, and have come across a certification board from Antwerp called HRD. Can anyone offer any words of wisdom on the credibilty and accuracy of the above body? We are looking at an E, VVS2 1.38 emerald cut so I want to make sure it is what is says it is.Which brings me on to my next question...Can anyone help me find an independent appraiser in London, UK? Ideally in the Hatton Garden area. Since it's the diamond district it shouldn't be that hard (!), but I am so wary I would really appreciate a recommendation. Also, how much should we expect to pay for this service?Finally, thanks to everyone for the help and advice contained in this website. Is there a UK version (i.e. with Uk suppliers) planned?ThanksSue
     
    


    


  2. Sue Johnson
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    by Sue Johnson » Sep 11, 2001
    Many thanks for your help and all the wonderful advice on this site.Sue
     
  3. Sue Johnson
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    by Sue Johnson » Sep 11, 2001
    Hello again,Well believe it or not, we are having a really hard time finding an appraiser who thinks it's worth appraising a certified stone! You guys have it easy over there!
    My paranoia is not easing, so I am pursuing the crusade, but in the meantime I wondered if any of you experts in the US has any thoughts on the following:Emerald Cut
    E
    VVS2
    1.38ct
    No fluorescence
    Culet: 'linear' (I have been told this means no culet)
    Girdle: Medium
    Measurements: 7.52 x 5.71 x 3.74mm
    Table width: 67%
    Crown height: 11.5%
    Pavillion depth: 51.5%
    Finish grade: Good We paid £5095 for the stone.Thanks as everSue
     
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    by pricescope » Sep 11, 2001
    Hi Sue,Well, don't tell about grading report before appraisal is done.The data for your stone look pretty good - AGA class 2: http://www.gemappraisers.com/chrt3.htm .Close GIA graded diamonds are listed in the Internet for about $7,800. £5095 is about $7400 hence if your diamond is indeed as represented you've got a good deal!
     
    


    


  5. oldminer
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    by oldminer » Sep 11, 2001
    I also agree with Leonid. Maybe I can open a branch office in Hatton Garden or in the West end... I would be nice. I love the visits I have made to the UK.------------------
    David Atlas
    Accredited Gem Appraisers
     
  6. Sue Johnson
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    by Sue Johnson » Sep 11, 2001
    Sounds like a fine idea to me ! Hatton Garden ain't what it used to be!Once again, many thanks to you both for your words of wisdom!Sue
     
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    by pricescope » Sep 12, 2001
    You can contact Gemological Assn. of Great Britain. They might recommend you an appraiser in your area.HRD stands for High Diamond Council in Belgium. Their grading reports are very popular in Europe.
     
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    by oldminer » Sep 12, 2001
    If you look up "Valuers" in the London Yellow pages, you will find appraisers. There are many trained experts there.HRD is a very good lab. It is not exactly the GIA, but that is not meant as a slur on either lab. Slightly different standards exist in grading. Not big ones, just little differences.------------------
    David Atlas
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