A common question: When quoting on a diamond, is a Speedy Diamond quote a “firm” offer.
Our quotes are as firm and accurate as the description of the diamond being sold. If you are selling a diamond with a GIA or AGS laboratory report, the quote is absolutely firm. Even if our in-store gemologists see slight difference, we’ll go with what the certification states. In rare cases of something not mentioned on the certification, or if there has been damage to the stone. We can re-quote or overnight the stone back to you.
What happens if the stone as has no actual certification? As long as the stone is as described without a chip, crack or unnatural color or clarity enhancement our quote will still be correct. If you have no documentation on your diamond, we ask for an opinion from a GIA or AGS certified gemologist for an initial quote. We do allow items to be sent to us to be examined at no charge.
One thing we don’t suggest doing is just “guessing” on our quote form. That’s the best way to get an incorrect quote. We also ask for certification if we suspect that the seller is guessing on the information.
What if you have another certification or appraisal that isn’t GIA or AGS certified? Our diamond quote is also firm if the stone is what you’ve stated that is. What do we use to determine if the stone is correctly graded? For clarity, we have several GIA certified gemologists on staff and they base their opinions on the GIA grading scale. For color, in combination with the gemologists opinions, we use several colorimeters that are regularly calibrated. As for cut grade and weight, we have scales and DiaScan+ with AGS certification.