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harrjl9

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jan 27, 2021
Messages
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Found this stone from a vendor in India
They’re asking about $5,000 for it
There is no certificate
Would you trust this?

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Rockdiamond

Ideal_Rock
Trade
Joined
Jan 7, 2009
Messages
8,503
To me, this is a no brainer.
Why take any sort of risk when so many sellers offer similar stones, with lab reports....
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

Super_Ideal_Rock
Trade
Joined
Aug 15, 2000
Messages
16,028
In a some years time all LGD / MMD's will be traded without papers.
Quality will be sorted and brands will stand behind minimum standards, just like Light Box.
But until then it's the wild west.
Reports will eventually cost a big % of the product.
Establishing a trustworthy brand will cost less than grading.

Most natural diamonds cost more to grade than they do to cut and polish.
 

dk168

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 7, 2013
Messages
8,385
At that price, I would expect a certificate to accompany the stone, and for the stone to be inscribed with its number for identification purposes.

DK :))
 

MjK1

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 29, 2021
Messages
185
Nope nope nope...
 

Lisag103

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Feb 25, 2020
Messages
138
Found this stone from a vendor in India
They’re asking about $5,000 for it
There is no certificate
Would you trust this?

75C61960-211D-4967-991D-6A7E086FDF01.png

I bought my oval from a vedor in India (lab grown diamond co) and what I found is that most stones, especially if they are new into them are not certified. Any of the stones I was offered where offered with an option to certify, or I could have taken uncertified if I wanted. Having the stone certified usually ends up costing a bit more but for me it is 100% worth getting the certification. I told the vendor I wanted it certified and he gave me a price, sent it off and i didn't have to pay anything until the cert was back and I was happy to proceed! Hope this helps!
 
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