by Grateful4UrWisdom » Dec 28, 2018 I purchased an Argyle Natural Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink - Oval Brilliant .23 at a Vancouver convention, paying far too much, in 2008, with the agreement that they would find a buyer for it after its appreciation. I do have the GIA colored diamond ID and origin report and certification. Over the last 10 yrs, their story has continually changed about their system for finding buyers for my investment which have not come to pass. He is now wanting to send my GIA-certified and inscripted diamond from Vancouver to Los Angeles via his "3rd party independent verification lab" - CGL-GRS Canadian Gemlabs. I have asked to have it FedEx-ed (on my dime, of course) directly to my jeweler here in LA, a trusted gemologist, or to the GIA in Carlsbad for verification instead. He refuses to do so, insisting I use his co. He is also requiring a "statutory declaration witness by a lawyer or notary confirming the legal purchase of the diamond and declaring I am the sole owner" - which strikes me as odd. What could go wrong by having his guy at CGL-GRS Canadian Gemlabs do the verification, since the pink diamond is already GIA inscripted? I have a concern that he will try to pass off a different diamond, rather than the one I paid for through his friend's lab, but since it's GIA-inscripted, would this be possible? Any advice as to how to protect my purchase and insights into this situation would be so deeply appreciated. Thank you.