Certification & Authentication

The consumer buying a diamond or any product relies a lot on certification of authenticity. There are many certificates for different items like food, chemicals, software. Even for diamonds there are certain certificates for authenticity and trust. These certificates can include diamond quality, serial number on the girdle, authenticity of natural origin, color, clarity, weight.

The gemological labs issue the certificate, objectively irrespective of the diamond’s market value.

For quality Diamond and authenticity:

Ensure that the grading certificate issued is by a reputed gemologist or gemological lab. Some labs offer online services, where you can check different criteria. You can also ask the retailer for the origin of the diamond.

Reputed Labs:

GIA Gemological Institute of America It is a non-profit organization established in 1931 with headquarters in Carlsbad, California and offices in many countries.
IGI International Gemological Institute It grades the diamonds and gems. It has headquarters in New York and other offices across US.
EGL-US European Gemological Laboratory USA It is an independently owned lab founded in 1986 with headquarters in New York.
AGS American Gem Society It is situated in Las Vegas, Nevada and founded in 1978.
HRD HRD The private foundation formerly known as the Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD).

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