Yes, but that's not really GRRM talking; it's Maester Yandel, so I didn't think it was what Lynn was looking for.
There is also this passage from the canon that basically says the same stuff:
Since this is Jaime's direct personal observation, and confirms the other info, I think we can assume Dawn is indeed very sharp and too pale to remind anyone of traditional Valyrian steel.
Also helpful is the fact that the ripples in Valyrian steel come from folding the steel during forging:
Since Dawn is never described as having such ripples, I think we can at least conclude it was forged in a fundamentally different way than any of the Valyrian steel we've ever encountered in canon, or that the Lannisters have ever heard of.
I think the odds are very good Dawn is just simply not Valyrian steel. If it's far older than Valyria itself, I wouldn't be surprised.