EGL stones H color

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Nena16:  From the research that I have done, EGL loosely grades their stones in comparison to GIA. The EGL is more lenient in their grading than the GIA and AGS. Color differences can be as much as 3 to 5 color grades and clarity grades are typically 1 to 2 grades lower than GIA and AGS standards. As such EGL graded diamonds are priced lower. 

If I was in your shoes I would keep looking for a different stone that is GIA certified and maybe lower the clarity of the diamond to get the size you want. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

My stone is G graded EGL and when I took it somewhere locally they told me it is probably closer to a GIA H. My side stones are all D-G graded I believe. 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Mine is H. Maybe we got lucky, but I love mine! 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Mine is a EGL F , one independent said it was an F and one said it was a G one siad it was a E/F (it was mounted for all of these).

EGL doesn’t mean that it is ALWAYS lower then GIA just that the standerds arn’t as strictly enforced. Bascially it means you have to see the stone yourself and decide if you like it for the price. If buying sight unseen I wouldn’t go EGL but if you are able to see it before any money is put down go for it! 

One thing to do is ask to see it next to GIA stones in the store of the same “color”. Thats what we did. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@Nena16:  not always! I can only see a difference of the side stones and Centre in the sunlight so it usually doesn’t bother me. But I definitely plan to upgrade to a whiter stone in the future, preferably antique cushion instead of modern cut cushion. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine is EGL F color.  I am getting it appraised by a GIA gemologist (not to be confused with the actual GIA grader peoples 😉 ) and will let you know their opinion. 

Personally, I would recommend seeing the stone in person.

dif the jeweler send you any photos?

@Nena16:  

Post # 14
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Helper bee

My FH did a lot of research and talked to a lot of people while he was picking out stones; he was told to absolutely go with GIA certs over EGL. EGL apparently has pretty loose criteria?

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