This review is my formal apology to David for ever doubting his skill. A couple weeks ago I went to David to get my 3 carat diamond ring appraised for insurance. David graded my diamond differently from what the two previous appraisers had graded it at ten years ago. I questioned David about the difference, so David then showed me in his microscope the flaws in my diamond along with various photographs from books illustrating what each grade looked like in a microscope. Clearly what David was showing me looked like he was right, but since two other appraisers had not agreed with David I was still skeptical. After I left David?s office I went to another jewelry appraiser and that one agreed with the first two appraisers. Now I had three appraisers saying the diamond was different from David had said. I decided to go the Gemological Institute of America, the ?GIA? in Carlsbad, California as I had read on line that the GIA was the best diamond grading lab in the world and the place people can go to get the final word on diamond quality analysis. Well, David was absolutely right! The GIA graded my diamond exactly as David had graded it. Unbelievable, all three of the other appraisers were wrong and David was the only one that got it right. No wonder he has all the great reviews and such big companies as clients, he really is the best. David, I am so sorry to ever have questioned your ability. Please accept this review as my public apology. I will forever refer anyone I know to you and sing your praises every chance I get!!! Also hug that new grandson of yours for me, he is sooo cute! Thanks Again, Jeanie.