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What are Certified Diamonds?

The term “certified diamonds” refers to polished diamonds that have undergone quality analysis by a trusted gemological laboratory such as the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and has been issued a lab report or a certificate. Certified diamonds are diamonds that have been graded by a gem laboratory based on their 4Cs attributes of Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight.

Certified Diamond checklist:

  1. That the diamond is verified as being either 100% natural or enhanced
  2. That the quality of the diamond (color, clarity, and often cut) meets a certain standard, in the opinion of a qualified, experienced gemologist

What is a Diamond Certificate

A diamond certificate is a document describing the most important quality features of a particular stone. The certificate is issued in the form of a report and includes the stone’s characteristics that have been measured and evaluated by trained gemologists.

A typical diamond certificate tells you about the gem’s:

  • Shape and Dimensions
  • Carat Weight
  • Color
  • Clarity Grade
  • Cut

Certificates also include other information about the diamond’s polish, girdle, symmetry and fluorescence, and also a graphical depiction of the diamond showing the location of the diamond’s inclusions.

One of the roles of a diamond certificate is to provide third-party verification of quality. It is therefore very important for the grading report to be issued by an independent organization that is not controlled by the vendor.

Diamond Certificate VS. Diamond Appraisal

  • A diamond appraisal is usually prepared by the seller of the diamond to denote the estimated value of the diamond for insurance purposes.  An appraisal is a document that puts a monetary value on a diamond.
  • A diamond certificate is an unbiased analysis of the diamond’s quality prepared by a gemological laboratory. This does not value the stone in dollar terms; the purpose of this report is to document key quality characteristics, without giving an opinion on how much the diamond should cost.

We do prepare appraisals for your diamonds with a fair assessment of your diamond’s value.

Certified vs Non-Certified Diamonds

A certified diamond has its qualities justified by a diamond certificate that contains the most important information of the quality of the diamond.

  • Verifies that the diamond is 100% natural or enhanced
  • Gives you an experienced, third-party quality grading
  • Allows you to compare and get the best price
  • Adds value to the diamond
  • Gives you confidence in the quality of your diamond

Non-certified diamonds are those weren’t graded by a gemological laboratory. Though it’s not necessary to have your diamonds certified, those with certification can get what they are selling for. These diamonds will still be appraised by a qualified jewelry professional.

  • It doesn’t verify if the diamond is 100% natural or enhanced
  • It doesn’t give an experienced, third-party quality grading
  • It doesn’t allow you to compare prices
  • It doesn’t add value to the diamond
  • You’re not really sure of the quality of your diamonds

This does not necessarily mean that non-certified diamonds are of poor quality or somehow undesirable. They are not just certified.

As what I’ve said, we will still buy non-certified diamonds. And we will give an honest and fair appraisal for each non-certified diamonds you’re going to sell to us.

If you are now thinking of selling your certified or non-certified diamonds, send us a message to receive a free quote or schedule us an appointment to assess your diamonds.