come, certificates follow, and rightly so. Every diamond purchase, be it rings, pendants, or earrings, should
and must come with a diamond grading
certificate. Think of these certificates like the BIS Hallmark for
diamonds, rather than for gold.
But why do
you need these certificates to accompany your diamond jewellery? As a consumer, all you require is genuine
products and assurance that the jewellery items you’re buying are real. Diamond
grading certificates bring that assurance to you. They carry necessary
information about diamond
characteristics, anatomy, source of origin of these precious stones, and
more for the buyer to understand about the diamond rock they are purchasing.
many shoppers are still in the dark about the information they must be looking
for in diamond grading certificates. In this guide, we’ll help you discover
just that. Although several agencies grade diamonds and provide different data
in their reports, we’ll cover the basic information that must be present in various
mentioned briefly, a diamond certificate is a statement of proof that the diamond bangle that you just bought is
made of real diamond rocks. The certificate carries various information, such
as the type of stone (natural of lab-created), 4Cs of diamonds (cut, colour, clarity, and carat), rock
measurements, and report number along with other additional details. Moreover,
loose diamonds are certified as well to specify their information, which is
same for diamonds that are studded in jewellery.
popular agencies like GIA, SGL, AGS, and
DGLA certify diamonds that enter the consumer market. Due to their
different speciality is certifying consumer diamonds, these agencies provide
information in their reports that differ from one another. However, the basic
details about diamond rocks are still present in all the certificates provided
by these reputable agencies. At Melorra, we sell all the diamond jewellery and solitaire jewellery with stones that
are certified by SGL and IGI labs, which are India’s leading diamond certification
agencies. All these certificates are delivered to you along with the diamond
product you order.
already mentioned that there are several diamond grading agencies,
internationally and nationally, that bear the proof of your jewellery being
original and real. Among the many agencies that are grading these precious
stones, some are popular and hold a high position in the jewellery market.
Gemological Institute of America
Solitaire Gem Labs
and Gem Laboratories of America
European Gemological Laboratory Organization
the ones listed here, there are many gemological societies and agencies, either
for-profit or for non-profit, that are working on grading diamond stones.
Remember that you don’t need all of these certificates with the diamonds you
buy. One diamond grading certificate issued by any of these agencies is
sufficient to prove that your purchase is real. Additionally, try to go for
region-specific or general internal certificates when buying diamonds.
What do you do when you meet a new person? Ask
their name, of course! Similarly, when you receive a diamond grading
certificate, you must always see the name of the issuing agency. It can be
either one among many listed in this guide, or other certifying society that is
not mentioned here.
In case the issuing agency is someone you have
never heard of, do research and gather as much as information about them as
possible. Several independent agencies claim to grade diamonds and sell cheap
rocks to consumers. That is why being smart and understanding about different diamond
grading certificates and agencies is essential.
Subsequently, you need to take your attention to
the report number. Just like every currency note has a unique number, every
diamond grading certificate is issued with a distinct set of numbers. This
number is generally used for keeping records about the diamonds and the
reports. Mainly, the report number allows you to conduct a direct verification
of the document via the issuing gemological agencies’ website.
Additionally, you are likely to notice the diamond
cut and measurements (L*B*H) mentioned in the report to specify the diamond
type that you bought. The cut gives out the information about the diamond shape
(round, oval, and more), and the measurement specifies the rock’s physical
dimensions, usually in millimetres.
Now comes the most critical information: the 4Cs of
diamonds. If you know anything about diamond jewellery, you would know that
every diamond is graded in four sections: Cut,
Clarity, Colour, and Carat. These four categories define a diamond rock.
A diamond grading certificate specifies these four
characteristics of a diamond stone. For instance, a diamond certificate might
give the below-mentioned grades for these four characteristics:
Cut Grade: Excellent
Colour Grade: I
Clarity Grade: VVS2
Carat: 0.56 Carat
You can only understand what these numbers and
alphabets mean when you get to know the different grades and scale that are
used for defining these parameters.
Besides the basic information about the diamond
rock, a diamond certificate also carries data, such as fluorescence, polish,
and symmetry. They all provide information about how the diamond looks and
behaves under certain conditions and environment. Additional comments are also
given at the report’s footer about the presence of clouds, inclusions, and grains
on the diamond surface.
In some cases, the reference number inscribed on the
diamond is present in the report, along with some reference diagrams of how the
these are the necessary information that might be present in almost every
diamond certificate report. However, there is still some information that is
present in the documents and differs from one to another certificate.
looking to find more information on diamond certificates, call Melorra’s
customer care executive:
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