Loose Diamond Certificates
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What’s Included in a Diamond Grading Report?
A diamond grading report will commonly include a plotted diagram of your diamond and all significant characteristics, including the 4Cs (cut, color, clarity, carat weight).
The report will also describe the diamond’s shape, exact measurements, proportions and depth percentages as well as grade the polish and symmetry. It should also comment on the characteristics like fluorescence, graining, and any imperfections in the diamond. Please note: a grading report does not include an appraisal or any kind of statement of monetary worth of the diamond. Grading reports simply state the scientific facts of your diamond that can be evaluated by highly standardized criteria. The best way to understand your diamond grading report is to schedule an appointment with your jeweler. This way, he can explain to you each portion of the certificate while visually examining your diamond with you. Grading a diamond is only partially scientific; a brief meeting with your jeweler can help you understand what the certificate really means.
Benefits to Getting a Diamond Grading Report
Diamond grading reports assure you of the quality and authenticity of your diamond. As most consumers are not experts, a certificate is an objective comparison. In addition, some insurance may require a grading report if you are planning to insure the diamond.
Does a Diamond Grading Report Increase the Value of My Diamond?
Certification of a diamond does not increase the value of your diamond. Certification is only a safeguard for the consumer as it is affirmation of your diamond`s authenticity and specific characteristics. Therefore, the certification in itself is a valuable document. Some well-known organizations that provide grading reports include the American Gemological Society (AGS), Diamond High Council (Hoge Raad Voor Diamant; HRD), European Gemological Laboratory (EGL), International Gemological Institute(IGI), and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), to name a few. Your local jeweler can help aid you in acquiring a grading report through one of these labs either at the time of purchase or after.