The GIA Certification
Since there are many types of diamonds out there, you will need a good way to determine which one is better than others. That’s why a certification and grading process was created in order to ensure that all diamonds are properly processed and graded in order to deliver the best results.
Each diamond certificate is created with the utmost attention to detail and focus. It will show the buyer what they will gets with their purchase and what characteristics they can find in diamond.
Although there are multiple grading methods in the diamond world, the reality is that the most important one comes in the form of GIA (Gemological Institute of America). They are the ones that created a 4C grading system that makes it very easy to assess the quality of the diamond. As a result, you receive a professional and very objective assessment of the diamond quality and standards.
What can you find in a regular GIA diamond grading report?
You will be amazed with the plethora of information that can be found in a single GIA report. This shows how much attention is placed into the entire process. With that in mind, a regular GIA Report will usually include all or some of the details below:
- Date and report number
- Carat weight
- Girdle thickness
- Depth and table
- Proportion diagram
- Diamond plot
- General comments
- Laser inscription
- Fluorescence grade
- Cut grade
- Colour and clarity grade
- Cullet size
However, if the diamonds are smaller, you will see that a smaller and shorter GIA report will be created and this is called a GIA Dossier. Here you can find just about the same information, however it doesn’t have a diamond plot since the flaws are less important for the stones that are smaller in size. The dossier usually comes with laser inscription of the report number to the girdle of the diamonds. This will show that the diamond was graded by GIA and that it is authentic.
We would advise you to purchase only diamonds that are graded by third party professional laboratories and avoid diamonds that are graded by the jewellers or retailers themselves or non-reputable diamond laboratories. GIA is seen as the golden standard in the diamond grading world so if you do want a quality diamond it should definitely be graded by them.
Make sure that you keep the certificate in a good place where it’s safe and far from harm. You will need it in case you want to sell the diamond or remember or prove the quality in your piece of jewellery.