What Is a GIA Diamond Certificate?
A GIA DIAMOND GRADING CERTIFICATEGIA (Gemological Institute of America) based in the United States has been respected as the leading gemological institute around the world. Its focus on acquiring a wide expert knowledge base for objective gemstone examination keeps GIA in the forefront as a global leader in the diamond and colored stone trade.
WHAT IS A DIAMOND CERTIFICATE?
GIA offers a range of professional diamond certificates also referred to as reports include the diamond grading report and diamond dossiers. The documents are created individually for loose diamonds that have been thoroughly examined in their laboratory by a team of gemological experts. The certificate verifies not only the diamond’s authenticity, but also includes a wide range of pertinent details, which collectively establishes the stone’s quality.
WHY DO I WANT A GRADING REPORT?
A diamond from Best Brilliance accompanied by its GIA certificate provides an extra layer of assurance about the quality of your stone. Each GIA issued certificate insures the consumer that the stone has been objectively evaluated in an independent lab. Each part of the evaluation process is then clearly expressed on the report in a universal way of communicating quality components about the diamond. Most diamond consumers insure their fine jewelry against loss or damage. And your diamond certificate is often one of the appraisal documents that your insurer requires to create a rider on your homeowner’s policy. So it’s vital to have a top-notch certificate that expresses all the quality components of your diamond. In the unlikely event of loss or damage to your property, you will be able to replace the item with the exact same quality because all the details have been itemized on your report.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A GIA CERTIFICATE?
There are several details expressed in your diamond report. Besides the 4Cs, which are Carat Weight, Clarity, Color and Cut, other key aspects of your diamond are recorded.
CLARITY PLOT, FLUORESCENCE AND MORE
Specific measurements of your loose diamond and a plot indicating the type and placement of inclusions in your diamond are noted. Observations on the girdle or circumference of your diamond are recorded, including laser inscriptions. Fluorescence of your stone viewed under UV lighting is described. More details include the stones’ finish grade, the symmetry and care placed on the polishing of your stone.
With a diamond certificate from GIA, you have the ultimate in consumer confidence that your treasured loose diamond is all that it should be, and will remain a valuable personal asset to bring you a lifetime of enjoyment.