Before purchasing a diamond, you should expect to review a copy of its certificate as proof that it has undergone an unbiased, professional examination.
What is a Certificate?
A diamond certificate, also called a diamond grading report, diamond dossier®, or diamond quality document, is a report created by a team of gemologists. The diamond is evaluated, measured, and scrutinized using trained eyes, a jeweler’s loupe, a microscope, and other industry tools. A completed certificate includes an analysis of the diamond’s dimensions, clarity, color, polish, symmetry, and other characteristics. Many round diamonds will also include a cut grade on the report.
Every loose diamond sold by Vendor has to be analyzed and graded by either the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the American Gem Society Laboratories (AGSL). These two laboratories are among the most respected laboratories in the diamond industry, and are known for their consistency and unbiased diamond grading systems. Diamonds that are accompanied by these grading reports are the most highly valued in the industry.
View Certificates While Shopping
If you are interested in a specific certified diamond , you can view its certificate on our site before purchase. We offer a variety of grading reports and documentation:
- GIA Diamond Grading Report
- GIA Diamond Dossier
- AGSL Diamond Quality Document
- THE EUROPEAN GEMOLOGICAL LABORATORY (EGL) Certificates
- THE EUROPEAN GEMOLOGICAL LABORATORY UNITED STATES OF AMERICA(EGL USA) Certificates