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which lab in Canada is the cheapest to have rings graded at?

starz1

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Hi there,
I know right off the bat GIA is gonna be the most expensive, what lab would you suggest sending my rings to to have them graded at? And what do each of the labs in Canada cost for grading?
thanks
 

dreamer_dachsie

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Re: which lab in Canada is the cheapest to have rings graded

Are you talking about appraisal of a ring, or a grading report of loose stones.
 

starz1

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Re: which lab in Canada is the cheapest to have rings graded

I want a report on the grading of the gold used in the ring, the diamonds used in the ring, etc.
in Canada, which lab would be the cheapest to use? A lab's a lab, GIA, IGI, etc. they all do the same great work.
 

denverappraiser

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Re: which lab in Canada is the cheapest to have rings graded

GIA doesn't do that anyway. Look for an appraiser in your town. Where are you and we can perhaps arrange a referral.

The cheapest is rarely the best but, other than getting inexpensive service, what is your objective here?
 

dreamer_dachsie

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Re: which lab in Canada is the cheapest to have rings graded

Those labs are actually not all equal with respect to the work they do ;)) -- which is issue grading reports on loose diamonds (color, clarity, cut quality). So they won't do what you want. If you want an appraisal of your set pieces for insurance purposes, then any competent local appraiser can do it for you. If you want more detailed information, then you might need to look around more.

This company gets good reviews on PS: http://www.hwgem.com/
 

starz1

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Re: which lab in Canada is the cheapest to have rings graded

Harold Weinstein Ltd sounds good
thanks
 

dreamer_dachsie

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Re: which lab in Canada is the cheapest to have rings graded

starz1|1306864129|2934582 said:
Harold Weinstein Ltd sounds good
thanks
I have personally used them in the past and was satisfied.
 

starz1

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Re: which lab in Canada is the cheapest to have rings graded

Are there labs out there that will switch up your stones? I hope not!
 
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