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Please help! May have gotten ripped off - 0.76ct J VS2

MissPeachykeen

Rough_Rock
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http://imgur.com/a/rnD0A

I paid $2,500CAD or $1,956USD for the diamond in the middle of the pictures shown in the link above. 0.76ct, J, VS2. The certificate is from DGI-Labs and I have not heard of the institution before. However, in person, I liked how it sparkled (even from afar)! The one directly on top of it is 1.01ct and I could barely tell the size difference when they were next to each other because of the way it sparkled. I'm not sure if this was a smart buy, although I could just go back and get a refund since I have only paid half (as the reservation fee).

Please give me an input! I do not have the "eye" to be able to tell if the diamond has been altered to look a certain way or if it's as authentic as it says on paper! Thank you so much!
 

lovedogs

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I would say that yes, unfortunately you did get ripped off.

Here's a thread about DGI: [URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/expertise-requested-please-let-me-know.202270/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/expertise-requested-please-let-me-know.202270/[/URL]


I would avoid anything graded by them, because you literally have no idea what it is since the grading is unreliable. I would spend your money on something that is a known entity (graded by GIA, AGS, etc), even if it means a slightly smaller size.
 

n64bomb

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You got ripped off. Return it. Only consider AGS and GIA graded stones. Other labs can be off in the color and clarity to the point that you aren't sure what you are getting. That means a certificate from GIA only, not just someone working at a shop who is a GIA graduate gemologist or an appraisal. Those are not equal to a GIA grading report/certificate.
 

Fulvia

Shiny_Rock
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Besides the lab issue, I would add that your visual experience of the stone was probably a false one if you saw it under the fantastically misleading lighting of a jewelry store. Further still,if the stone you were comparing it to is badly cut, small for its size etc then the comparison isn't really a valid one...
 
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