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what is wrong with gem scan certs?

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sandwich287

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oh man...

i was relying on the gem scan cert when i bought my engagement ring, what is wrong with the gem scan cert? not reliable, false???

mr. diamond stress
 

DiamondOptics

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Gem scan is a very reputable Canadian company, but is not very familiar to the U.S. market.

Kirk Konst
 

Richard Sherwood

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There was some discussion regarding Gem Scan on this thread:

https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/engagement-ring-shopping.4555/

Do a search on PriceScope on Gem Scan, and there's about a dozen results.

I have no experience with the lab myself.
 

Leanne

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Don't feel bad sandwich, I have a diamond certificate from IGI & I've had mixed reviews about their lab too. My diamond's an I1 & it has two color ratings also, G-H. All I can go by is that I have another diamond that was appraised by a certified gemologist at I1, H in color & it's not as nice in color as my new diamond nor does it have the fire. The new diamond just has 1 inclusion as far as I can see (without a scope)& it's a natural right on the girdle. If your new diamond is really cloudy (looks white) or has visible dark inclusions looking at it from the top (without a scope) I would take the other's advice & keep looking. You want to be proud when you wear that baby on your finger, or look at it on your sweetie's finger, and if it's not a sparkler, it won't turn heads!
 
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