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  1. Newbie99
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    by Newbie99 » Jun 6, 2001
    Hi all,I am wondering if it is a good idea to have GIA cert number inscripted to the girdle of my stone. I live near GIA Carlsbad, the fee is $27.00
    will the inscription reduce the value of my diamond? I want to do this because I heard bad jeweler might swap my stone during cleaning.
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  2. pricescope
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    by pricescope » Jun 6, 2001
    Newbie99,Have a look at Lawmax and StevL posts here: www.pricescope.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000163.html Keep in mind that this is not the best way to identify a diamond. Inscription can be easily polished out or created on another stone.There are better ways to identify the diamond e.g. a plot of inclusions.
     
  3. barry
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    by barry » Jun 6, 2001
    Newbie;You should also consider GemPrintBarry www.superbcert.com ------------------
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    by Newbie99 » Jun 6, 2001
    Thanks Leonid, Barry.I heard about GemPrint. it identifies and maps inclusions in the diamond for future identification. However, I don't know if this technique works in a flawless diamond. My stone is an IF clarity. Will it work?
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  5. barry
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    by barry » Jun 7, 2001
    Yes.Every diamond is unique with its own
    internal characteristics; much like a fingerprint.Gemprint will capture this unique pattern and configuation.Barry www.superbcert.com ------------------
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    by pricescope » Jun 7, 2001
    GemPrint doesn't capture the inclusions but specific reflection pattern unique for every gem, piece of jewelry, even watches [​IMG]Some insurance companies give 10% discount for your diamond insurance if it was GemPrinted.GemPrint have the same limitation. If the diamond will be repolished its reflection features will be altered and it won't match old GemPrint record. Although it is impossible to create a fake with the same GemPrint pattern.
     
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    by pricescope » Jun 7, 2001
    Hi Barry,Nice to see you [​IMG]
     
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    Leonid;Could you please contact me today or drop me an e-mail as where I can contact you.Need to ask you something.Thanks,Barry www.superbcert.com ------------------
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    by Newbie99 » Jun 7, 2001
    Leonid & Barry,Thanks very much for the info.
     
    


    


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    Leonid;Your Austalian accent is very
    becoming... mate [​IMG]Barry www.superbcert.com ------------------
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    No worries mate [​IMG] Pleasure is all ours [​IMG]
     
  13. oldminer
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    by oldminer » Jun 9, 2001
    I would do no harm to an IF stone to have it inscribed. $27 sounds like inexpensive protection. It could be removed intentionally, but it will not wear off. A Gemprint is only as good as the Gemprint Company. Without them being in business, no one else can make use of their records. They have been around for 20+ years and we used to do them ourselves. Who knows what the future will bring, however.------------------
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