GIA Number Inscribed in Every Stone

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

bakingal22 :  I bought a loupe from amazon before, and they’re actually pretty cheap, and you can see the numbers. You could also go to any jewelry store and see if they could check it for you. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Agree with PP, just take it to a jeweler and they should be able to read it no problem.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

bakingal22 :  They are inscribed.  When I took mine to have it appraised, the jeweler saw it and stated where the inscription was located in the appraisal report.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

bakingal22 :  as far as I know, yes – I’m not sure how else they’d be able to track them if they didn’t (but I’m not a jeweler laughing)

Post # 7
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Busy bee

It would depend on when it was cut. I don’t remember the year that they started laser inscribing. I think it was within the last 13 years or so. I have a GIA and it isn’t inscribed as far as I know. But it was cut in 2003 I think. 

Post # 9
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Newbee

Actually laser inscription is a separate service for GIA and is not done for each stone they certify.  Just depends on if the diamond supplier wants to pay for it or not.  If there isn’t an inscription she can try calling the store to see if they have a copy of the certificate or certificate number.  

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

Not all GIA stones are inscribed, its an optional upgrade on recently graded stones. But loupes are cheap, and the #s are easy to see so it’d be quick to find out.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Yes get a loupe and google your inscription, the specs will come up…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a 10x loupe and I can’t see my inscription, and my stone is inscribed. You may need a 20 power loupe…

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

If you have a really good camera, you can photograph the inscription and upload it to a computer and zoom in.  I can’t see mine with my loupe but I can see it just fine on the photographs that were used for my appraisal.

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