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GIA versus EGL
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Iím about to purchase a diamond.

Jeweler A has a diamond with GIA papers
Jeweler B has a diamond with EGL papers (same 4 Cís specs as Jeweler A, lower price)

Jeweler A says stay away from EGL diamonds
Jeweler B says it doesnít matter, EGL rating is same as GIA

Iím confused.

1. What is the difference between GIA and EGL?
2. How can I be sure Iím comparing apples to apples?
3. Are there any independent web sites that will explain the differences?

Thanks, John

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Re: GIA versus EGL
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I agree with jeweler A. There is a reason the price is lower and more often than not the EGL graded stones are not graded stringently. Heard a jeweler complaining this morning that a stone he purchased with an EGL paper was at least 3 off in clarity and 1 in color.

Buy the diamond not the paper. A paper that is not accurate doesn't mean anything really. Hopefully you are actually looking at the diamonds and not just buying off paper.


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Re: GIA versus EGL
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Hi JGravesNBS,

Welcome to the forum.

You have been given excellent advice.

You could research your question til the cows come home and in the end it will boil down to the above info/advice.


Brian

Ps: Be sure to read all of it several times as it is the totality of the info that is important.


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