Diamond Grading Reports
About certificates - why should you care
Before purchasing a diamond, you should expect to review a copy of its certificate as proof that it has undergone an unbiased, professional examination.
A diamond certificate, also called a diamond grading report, diamond dossier, or diamond quality document, is a report created by a team of gemmologists. 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.
All of our diamonds are certified
Hoge Raad van Diamant
HRD Antwerp Research is an institution staffed by highly experienced scientists and engineers, specialising in fundamental and applied research for the diamond sector. HRD Antwerp Research supports the diamond sector and enhances consumer confidence by offering scientific advice. Practical solutions are provided to solve scientific problems such as the identification of synthetic and treated diamonds, the evaluation of rough stones and type determination of diamonds.
Gemological Institute of America
GIA's mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism through education, research, laboratory services, and instrument development.
International Gemological Institute
A certificate from IGI represents the all-important 5th C that no one should be without: Confidence. As the world's largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute for diamonds, colored gemstones and jewelry, IGI is a standard of excellence for industry professionals and consumers around the globe.
BUYING TIPS & WHAT TO CONSIDER
For superior brilliance, choose a diamond with a Cut grade of Very Good or Excellent for round diamonds, and Good or better in fancy shape diamonds. For those on a budget, primarily concerned with size, a diamond of Fair - Good cut may be an acceptable choice, especially in fancy shapes. While the diamond will lack the brilliance of a well cut diamond, it will allow a significant increase in size for the same price.