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Independent Cert vs. Independent Appraisal

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goblue

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I've found a stone I like at a price I like, but the seller does his own certification. Obviously, I'm a little concerned. Will taking it to get it independently appraised make up for the lack of an independent certification?
 

pricescope

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If you just want to make sure that the diamond is as represented then yes.

You also can ask to send the diamond to AGS, or GIA, or AGA.
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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Many of the independant appraisers we recomend (see front page) would be more qualified than the staff at GIA.
I only issue independant certs on +.90ct diamonds and that is mainly to protect my own stores good name from some who would like to cut us down a notch.
 
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