Diamond Grading Labs - Unveiling the secrets

Diamond Grading Labs - Unveiling the secrets

In the world of high-end jewellery, when searching of a perfect diamond -
whether for an engagement ring or to add to your collection - acquiring
knowledge about diamond grading labs become paramount. These labs play a
critical role in evaluating and certifying the true value of precious stones! As
each diamond is unique, reputable diamond grading laboratories provide
essential certification of their quality. Recognising the significance of a well-
reputed grading lab ensures authenticity and that the diamond is of true asset
in your collection.

 Diamond grading involves assessing the quality and value on the 4 C’s (Cut, Carat, Colour, and Clarity). As well as stating precise measurements and a diagram showing imperfections e.t.c - It is literally the full DNA of that particular diamond. You also get an individual reference number for that specific diamond ! Having your diamond certified from a highly reputable grading
lab can make a worlds difference in the value of your piece, making it crucial in
ensuring its worth.

Now, let’s look at a few of the well-known gradings labs: GIA, AGS, IGI, HRD.
GIA, the Gemological Institute of America, is one of the most renowned
diamond grading lab across the globe, setting an exceptional standard. Diamonds undergo rigorous testing, they are strict & consistent, therefore you will always get honest results. Therefore making them a globally preferred choice.

AGS, the American Gem society was founded a few years after the GIA, dedicated in contributing knowledge of diamonds and protecting loyal
customers to the jewellery industry. They developed their diamond grading
system, providing accurate and reliable information and offering in-depth information into the quality of a diamond.

Next is HRD, based in Antwerp, (Hoge Raad voor Diamant),this grading lab is widely known and trusted for its stringent of diamond grading standards, as well as comprehensive reports.

Lastly, we have IGI, the International Gemological Institute, founded several
years after the AGS and GIA -  This grading lab hold a significant role
in assessing gems and diamonds, offering certifications that ensure accuracy
and transparency for both users and professionals in the jewellery industry.
In evaluation, both GIA and IGI are pricier options, but they offer more stringent
and accurate grading. However, other labs also provide numerous benefits, and
additional research may be necessary for worthwhile investments.

As you embark on the journey of purchasing a diamond, remember that opting
for a certification from a well-known and reputable laboratory ensures
authenticity, quality, and value of the diamond. The decision is one that should
be made with careful consideration and seriousness.

And yes! You will find other laboratories, we are only stating a few & these are the ones that are widely known.

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