I used him 2 + years ago, and found the same.Date: 12/18/2006 5:53:53 AM
Author: Garry H (Cut Nut)
Martin is a proffesional
I''d be surprised if an appraiser didn''t have an H&A viewer (which cost $50?), which makes it easy to see. It''s different than idealscope, which many will not have. Note, is your diamond mounted? It needs to be loose to be judged. Then, when loose, I''m guessing your appraiser''s eye, with the H&A viewer he will likely have, will be as good as yours. Deciding what rules to apply to H&A grading is perhaps another matter. Here''s some discussion.Date: 12/18/2006 3:13:47 PM
Ira (or anyone else),
Quick question. I''ve read the lists on that thread Ira started and I suspect that most appraisers won''t be able to help me with 9-11, 13 and 18, but what about 12? I do want to independently confirm that the diamond I''m purchasing is a H&A diamond. I''m a little concerned because I spoke with an appraiser locally and she hadn''t heard of an ideal scope. Do you think Fuller & Assocs can at least help me with 12 (confirming that it''s a H&A) and at least give me an opinion on the general beauty of two stones I''m considering.
Just for some background, I''m consider these two stones: One is a 1.35, G, VS1, H&A, GIA triple ex, HCA 1.3. The other is a 1.47, H, VS1, H&A?, AGS 000, HCA 1.5. I know I can have Fuller & Assocs measure the dimensions of the two stones, take color readings, etc. but would they even attempt to tell me more subjective information, like how noticeable is the color difference between the two stones? How good of a VS1 are we talking about in the two stone?
I guess what I''m asking is can I ask them to assist me in the selection process, or is that completely outside the bounds of what I should expect an appraiser to do for me?