Post # 1
I’m just about ready to purchase a stone/setting. I checked it out last week and inspected it with a 10x. To MY eye, It looked great. <br />The GIA cert looked great (even when I went home to look up what the table, depth, ect. percentages meant). <br />I forgot to look for the GIA laser inscribed number (I can do it before I leave a deposit).<br />I just took a look at the GIA report again, and it is dated 2005.I am planning to propose in less then a month and have read that it can take more then 6 weeks to get the stone recertified.The jeweler is a referral from an old boss and offered a very fair price compared to the other stores i’ve visited.Should I be worried?
This topic was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by Pantone032.
Post # 2
I don’t really know if you should be worried or not… But I never even noticed when my stone was certified. I guess it is possible that there’s so many diamonds in a given store they just happened to not sell it for years. I feel like when certified, nothing can really change… But again, this is all just my assumptions.
Post # 3
That is one thing that I thought about too. I figured that it could of just sat around in their safe all these years because no one wanted it or maybe the stone has been traded from dealer to dealer.<br /><br />The stone is very nice and within budget. <br /><br />The jeweler has put it on hold for me for a week already and I’m supposed to come by and put a deposit tomororw and pick up in a week after it has been set.<br /><br />Since it was certified in 2005, there is no plot/blueprint on the certicate.
it is a 0.94 F VS2 with med to thick girdle
Post # 4
Pantone032: Mine was certified somewhere around 2005 too and my fiancé just purchased it 6 months ago. My diamond has been inspected since and it’s totally fine. Don’t worry about the certiffcation date, as long as it’s certified you are good to go! Good luck on the proposal and congrats!
Post # 5
From what I’ve gathered from a different jeweler is that there could be a few reasons why it has an old date.
1. it could be that its being traded left and right, dealer to dealer
2. it may have been returned/ or a trade up
The jeweler also mentioned that if the store selling the stone is smart, they would have it sent to whatever lab certified it, to have it recertified for an update.
The stone could of been damaged thoughout the years changing its clarity, color, weight, ect.
Post # 6
Pantone032: You’ve seen the diamond in person- so the store must have it.
I do know there are places- basically pools of diamonds that are in a database– and then when it gets chosen- by a store or a consumer, it gets shipped to the appropriate outlet.
I’ve never seen a database listed by date of certification– so it might just be that this diamond has been unintentionally looked over for a long while.
I honestly don’t believe it’s anything to be concerned about as long as you’re happy with the specs, it comes with the certification, and – just for peace of mind- you are able to see the laser inscription (if there is one)–