If you’re looking for a diamond engagement ring or a pair of diamond earrings, it can be confusing. And so is diamond certification. There are many questions to ask. Does a certificate mean the diamond is top quality? Do only the most expensive diamonds have certificates? There’s no need to panic. We’ll break down what you need to know about certified diamonds.
What is a certified diamond?
Diamonds are graded by third-party labs before they get made into a beautiful jewellery. Many elements of the diamond are described by the certificate. These include clarity, colour, and dimensions. Buyers are given a chance to consider whether the diamond they are looking to purchase is worth the price.
Different bodies grade diamonds to slightly different standards. However, this means you could have two very similar diamonds with quite different certificates. As a result, it’s important not to rely solely on diamond certification when deciding whether to buy or not. How it looks to the naked eye is important. Because of this, diamond experts are available to review stones for buyers who are really unsure.
Whats the best Diamond Certificate?
Many bodies exist who certify diamonds. As a result, you should ensure your diamond comes from one of the more reputable ones. These Labs grade diamonds accurately. As a result, the details on the certificate matches the stones’ actual clarity and colour most closely.
The three leading bodies within the diamond industry are the GIA, IGI, and HRD.
Clarity runs from flawless, which contains no blemishes, to included.
Colour is usually measured on a lettered system. The closer the letter is to the start of the alphabet, the clearer the diamond. As a result, “D” normally represents a completely colourless diamond.
We do not advise buying a diamond which has an internal certificate as its not reliable. It’s possible that the information on the sheet does not accurately describe the stone. Both colour or clarity could be different to the actual stone on sale.
Here at Bespoke Diamonds we provide a diamond certification along with your diamond. Because of this, we can find the perfect diamond for your setting. For more information please contact us at email@example.com or call 01-6855800.