Here I am finding this site so late in my search for a great deal. I am at crossroads and need your help. My budget is 9k out of it 8k is for the stone. I am looking at round cut. 1.4 to 1.5. G H I. Si2 but must be eye clean. I found one stone on james allen .com for 9K (over my budget) and one through a friends family member who brought me an 7800$ uncertified stone and rated it at 1.42 H color, SI2 or Si1. Its eye clean he had to show me imperfections as they all on sides. He is willing and more then happy to take me to an EGL lab in NY to have it apprased at my cost. He said GIA takes to long and independent appraisers he doesn't trust with his stones... What should I do?