- Mar 22, 2007
Hello everybody, a question for the experts out there. We have recently been given an heirloom stone which is quite large. The stone did not come with any sort of certification, and we are not sure whether or not it is necessary. The stone was appraised, and we did take it in to a jeweler who pointed out some obvious flaws and markings which would identifiy the stone as ours. We are debating having it certified by GIA. This will take 4-6 weeks and my impatient self doesnt want to wait, but I also dont want to be kicking myself 5 years down the line if something should happen to the stone. My question is, do we need to get it certified, and what are the benefits of certification vs an uncertified stone?