5 Reasons Why You Should Get Certified Stones


Brilyo founder Tina Lagman discusses the importance of diamond certification


When purchasing a diamond, whether it's for a special occasion like an engagement or simply as a precious investment, you want to ensure that you are getting exactly what you're paying for. In the world of diamonds, where authenticity and quality matter the most, certifications play a crucial role in guaranteeing the value of your purchase. 

In this article, we will delve into the significance of certified diamonds and why obtaining a certification is essential to protect your investment.


Certification Process and Reputable Laboratories

The diamond certification process is carried out by renowned gemological laboratories like the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the International Gemological Institute (IGI). 

These laboratories employ professional gemologists who undergo rigorous training to accurately assess the diamonds based on a set of stringent standards known as the 4Cs – carat, color, clarity, and cut.


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The 4Cs refer to the characteristics that define a diamond's quality. Carat represents the weight of the diamond, color assesses its hue, clarity gauges the presence of imperfections, and cut determines the diamond's brilliance and sparkle. 

The meticulous evaluation conducted by these gemologists ensures that the diamond's attributes are precisely determined, leaving no room for uncertainty.

Guaranteeing Your Purchase

With a certification from reputable organizations like the GIA or IGI, you can be confident that the diamond you've chosen is exactly what you paid for. This is important as most of these characteristics are impossible to accurately determine by an untrained eye.


Protecting Your Investment

Investing in a certified diamond can prove to be a prudent financial decision. Diamonds with proper certification tend to retain their value better over time, making them a secure and stable investment option. 

According to Statistica, the average price of diamonds sold in 1960 was $2,700. In 2015, the valuation of the diamond industry has increased tenfold, averaging a whopping $29,650.

Whether you plan to hold onto your diamond or consider selling or upgrading it in the future, having a certified diamond will support your position and provide you with the confidence needed in any transaction.

Considerations for Smaller Diamonds

While certifications are crucial for ensuring the value of larger diamonds, smaller diamonds below 0.3 carats might not always carry certifications. The cost of certification itself can sometimes exceed the value of the stone, making it impractical for such smaller diamonds. 


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However, this doesn't mean you should compromise on authenticity. When dealing with smaller diamonds, it becomes even more vital to purchase from a jeweler you trust, one with a solid reputation for honesty and quality who has reputable reviews from clients.


Avoiding Exaggerated Claims

When purchasing a diamond, it is essential to avoid falling for exaggerated and unqualified claims. With the abundance of information available, it's easy to become overwhelmed and make misinformed decisions. 

Relying on the diamond's certification serves as a safeguard against any dubious claims, ensuring that you are well-informed and knowledgeable about your purchase.



In the world of diamonds, certifications hold the key to your peace of mind about the value of your investment. With a certified diamond, you can rest assured that you are getting precisely what you paid for, avoiding any potential pitfalls in the process. 

Whether you're buying a diamond for a special occasion or as a long-term investment, let certification be your guide to a truly precious and valuable gem.

To explore our exquisite certified diamond collection, we invite you to book a consultation and visit our showroom located in 7F Avire Tower, Quezon City, Metro Manila. We welcome walk-ins as well, and our team of experts will be delighted to assist you in finding the perfect certified diamond that suits your preferences and budget.

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