(Closed) Advice needed “GRA” rated.

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

GRA does not appear to be a reputable diamond grading system from my brief internet searches…..I personally would be very wary…..

Post # 4
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5237 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@mtrl01:  This is what I was going to say! I have seen the name pop up on Pricescope a few times and the consensus seems to be it sketchy/made up. I think this is actually a really bad “deal” and you could get a better stone with a similar setting that is well made in your budget (assuming your budget is around price of that ring). Even if it was cheaper I would try and sway you away. A poor performing stone or one that has other issues will never be a good deal, IMO.

I would source a loose stone (go to PS for help) with a reputable grading certificate (eg GIA) and get a custom setting done. Someone like David Klass (he has an ebay store) or LauriE Sarah on etsy can make something like that and is very affordable. You can see lots of his work on Better Than Diamond forums.

 

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Oh, and that GRA gives it a SI2 which means you are likely looking at a heavily included stone – I1-3. Count on lower colour grade too, which is fine if you like lower colours but fancy cuts do show more colour. They do not even show the certificate! I imagine the cut etc is not at all good, either and you should not compromise there – that is what makes a stone perform! Please do not get this ring, you can do soooo much better even if it means a smaller stone that will LOOK and perform better!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would definitely not buy it. I think it screams trouble!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@Jane8530:  Walk away!!  You can find something much better.  I would never purchase a stone that wasn’t certified by a reputable lab.

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