Diamond Certification

Diamond Certification

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Find out what it means for a diamond to be certified, and how this affects the diamond buying process with this helpful guide from your friend in the jewelry business.
 
 
What Is Diamond Certification?
What Is Diamond Certification?
A diamond certificate, also known as a diamond report, is issued by an accredited independent gemological laboratory. In addition to the diamond’s carat weight and measurements, a diamond certificate includes grades for the diamond’s cut, clarity, and color. These certificates also include information about the diamond’s polish, symmetry, and fluorescence, as well as a graphical depiction of the diamond showing the location of the diamond’s inclusions.
Although these grades are the opinion of the individual who graded the diamond, they are done using high grading standards at well-respected labs, so you can feel confident knowing your certification comes from a reputable and trusted source.
 
 
Why Is Diamond Certification Important?
Why Is Diamond Certification Important?
Obtaining a copy of your diamond report is important for a number of reasons, including:
  • Confirming your diamond’s quality
  • Verifying your ownership of the diamond
  • Verifying information about the diamond when it’s in need of repair or you’re looking to insure it
  • Helpful in providing information about the diamond in case you decide to upgrade
 
 
Who Certifies Shane Co.’s Diamonds?
Who Certifies Shane Co.’s Diamonds?
Shane Co. uses multiple grading labs to certify our diamonds, including the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and our internal Shane Co. grading lab. Other diamond certification labs include:
By using multiple labs, Shane Co. ensures that our own grading standards reflect a balance of the prevailing global standards. Remember, of the 4Cs, only carat weight is factual, while cut, clarity, and color are simply an educated opinion by an individual.
 
 
What Does It Mean If a Diamond Is Only Shane Co. Certified?
What Does It Mean If a Diamond Is Only Shane Co. Certified?
If a diamond is only Shane Co. certified, that means that we have used our internal lab to evaluate the diamond. Shane Co. adheres to strict diamond grading standards, like those used by the GIA and other reputable diamond labs, and we often go above and beyond these standards. Our internal graders have had extensive training within GIA’s curriculum, a big part of which involves looking at hundreds of diamonds and aligning our eyes with industry leaders. By incorporating grading standards from well-respected labs, we are able to provide educated and dependable certifications from our internal lab.
 
 
What Will My Diamond Certificate Look Like?
What Will My Diamond Certificate Look Like?
When you receive your diamond report, it will have a section at the top relaying the diamond’s measurements, shape, cutting style, and the report number. This will be followed by a section with its grading results pertaining to the 4Cs. It will then list any additional information, such as the quality of the polish, fluorescence, and symmetry. You will also find a description of the diamond grading scale as well as an image of the diamond labeling its inclusions and measurements.
 
 
SHOP DIAMONDS BY CERTIFICATION
SHOP DIAMONDS BY CERTIFICATION
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