(Closed) Compared My Diamond to Others

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I am glad you got a resolution from the jeweler, but he didn’t lie to you. An EGL graded diamond can be different from a GIA graded diamond. You did not pay for a GIA graded stone, and there is a reason GIA certification carries a premium. It is because it is accurate. In a sense, there ARE two different alphabets – one followed by GIA and AGS, and one followed by everyone else. Sometimes EGL is accurate and sometimes it isn’t, and the price you pay reflects the chance you are taking. 

Also remember that without a certification, your new stone could have issues you will not notice until you are home, too. After the issue you had with this stone, I would want a GIA certification with an inclusion plot, all angles and measurements, fluorescence information and colour stated in black and white. Without it, you are again taking a chance.

Post # 32
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

So glad you were persistent and got the true color that you wanted. However, echomomm is right, that is basically IS two sets of the alphabet – EGL and GIA alphabets.

I’m glad he ended up fixing it in the end for you. 

Post # 33
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8516 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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echomomm:  I agree that you should definitely get the paperwork. Even if you think it doesn’t matter to you and you’re happy with the diamond, if you pass it down later, it’ll come in handy for your son/daughter.

Post # 34
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392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Sounds like you are getting caught up in details. You loved your e-ring before, I don’t see why you should feel any differently now. Be glad for it! 

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

If you liked the diamond before, don’t like other diamonds deter you.  There are always going to be bigger, better, clearer, spaklier, etc. diamonds out there. 

Try getting yours sonic cleaned, or even purchase a sonic cleaner.  It will make your diamond extra sparkly and feel like new again.  

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