THE EUROPEAN GEMOLOGICAL LABORATORY (EGL)

Founded over thirty years ago in Belgium, the EGL is committed to protecting the integrity of the jewellery trade and fuelling public interest through applied science, education, innovation, and exceptional services. The EGL has an international presence with laboratories based in Antwerp (1973), Johannesburg (1980), London (1981), Paris (1981), Tel Aviv (1982), Istanbul (1990), Seoul (1990), Mumbai (2003) and Cape Town (2007). It is sometimes referred to therefore as ‘EGL Worldwide’ or ‘EGL International’: The same standards apply to all these labs, but differ from EGL USA.

The EGL is accredited with introducing new approaches to diamond grading, the practice of certifying diamonds measuring less than one carat in weight, and establishing the 'SI3' diamond clarity designation. The organisation is also recognised for conducting advanced research with renowned physicists, geologists, and mineralogists.

TYPES OF CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY EGL USA

EGL Diamond Certificate Report
A certificate evaluating the colour, clarity, carat weight, and cut of a diamond, including a detailed diagram plotting the diamond’s proportions and illustrating any present inclusions. To see an example, click on the certificate on the right.

EGL Mini Certificate
A more compact version of the Diamond Certificate Report.

EGL “CertiCard”
The most compact of EGL certificates, this details the information as in other.EGL certificates on a credit card type of document.