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What you Need to Know about Diamond Certificate

Posted by Delia Bass on

Diamond Certificate at GIAA diamond grading report commonly includes a plotted diagram of your diamond and significant characteristics including the 4Cs (cut, color, clarity and carat weight). However, grading report does not include an appraisal or any kind of statement of monetary worth of the diamond.

Therefore it is important to refer to the certificates issued by GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and AGS (American Gem Society) as Diamond Grading Reports. This is an important distinction, one that probably came years after GIA's lab started offering reports.

Reading a certificate should be learnt carefully and is helpful in diamond purchase. However, purchasing a diamond should not be solely based on its certification. Some diamonds can look beautiful even if they don’t seem good from their certification.

Some of the important points of Diamond Certificate:

  • Date of the Report
  • Unique ID
  • Issue of the Report
  • Issuer of the Report
  • Origin
  • Carat Weight
  • Shape and Cut
  • Measurements
  • Proportions
  • 4 Cs
  • Fluorescence
  • Plotting
  • Comments

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