You said: “you know they have that terrible reputation” Re: the
G.I.A. What exactly did you mean? I am a Graduate Gemologist (have
been for 29 years) and have used their Laboratory services MANY times.
I don’t always AGREE with their grading 100%, but “terrible
reputation??” I REALLY would like to know what specifically you meant.
I am not an apologist for G.I.A., but perhaps there is something I
and other Orchidians should know thanks, David Barzilay, the Lord of
p.s. your tip about the tried-and-true “tooth test” is absolutely
correct regarding the separation of versus , but it doesn’t do anything to separate natural from