Earth mined diamonds represent a love not found anywhere else; so rare, that the price is almost peripheral.
Only found in the Earth’s crust, formed after centuries of heat and pressure. These diamonds are one-of-a-kind and exude an intimidating rarity factor because the same qualities are hard to come by again.
Is every diamond a GIA diamond?
Not all diamonds have been graded by the GIA, but you may see a great number of GIA-graded diamonds in the market. This volume is a testament to the trust jewelers and their customers place in their accurate and independent grading services.
The GIA report includes a full assessment of the diamond’s 4Cs alongside a unique number, sometimes inscribed on the diamond’s girdle. The GIA has an online global report database, where you can use this unique number to verify the authenticity of your diamond.
To ensure your diamond was graded by the GIA, you may request for a grading report from your jeweler. We at Brilyo Jewelry provide a GIA certification for earth mined and lab grown diamonds above 0.3ct.
What does it mean for a diamond to be "GIA certified"?
The term “GIA-certified diamond” is actually a misnomer. The GIA doesn’t certify diamonds – it grades them. The terms “GIA-certified” and “GIA cert” are jewelry jargon that refers to diamonds that have undergone GIA’s rigorous grading process and to the reports that accompany them.
The GIA does not really provide a “certificate,” but a “report” on the grading results of its diamond evaluation. It does not certify the diamond or its value, like the term connotes; it provides accurate specifications of the diamond itself, so you know that the diamond you are purchasing is the diamond it claims to be.
How does the GIA ensure objectivity when grading diamonds?
The GIA has robust procedures in place to ensure a diamond’s identity is safely kept and the grading process is made objective.
Upon arrival at the laboratory, the diamond is placed in a transparent storage case and all references to its owner are removed or concealed. It is assigned a bar-coded label that is used to track it throughout the process. All these precautions ensure that a GIA grading report objectively represents a diamond’s characteristics.
GIA diamond graders meticulously assess the color, clarity, cut, and carat weight of the diamond. Afterwards, several experienced gemologists review the grading information and render independent opinions. A grade is not issued until sufficient consensus is reached.
Do I really need to get a diamond graded?
A diamond engagement ring is one of the most important purchases anyone can make, signifying an irreplaceable milestone in one’s life. Because of this, it is highly recommended to purchase a diamond that is certified of its authenticity and is the best value possible. GIA certificates ensure that the diamond you are buying is exactly the quality that it claims to be.
A GIA diamond grading report gives you all the important information you need to know about a diamond’s 4Cs, as well as its fluorescence, treatments, and more. With a GIA report, you can be sure of your diamond’s authenticity because they use the most sophisticated instruments and procedures available, informed by the Institute’s ongoing scientific research.
Furthermore, since a GIA diamond grading report is an unbiased assessment of a stone’s quality characteristics, it lets you compare one GIA-graded diamond to another. This empowers you to compare the quality of loose diamonds, and decide which one is the best value for you.
How are "GIA certified" diamonds priced?
The price of a diamond or any other item of value is tied to quality. The main thrust behind purchasing a GIA certified diamond is to be sure of the diamond quality you are purchasing, so you know that you are getting the best value for your money. It is common practice to compare prices for diamonds that have the same 4Cs quality characteristics, and whose qualities have been accurately and objectively graded by the same independent laboratory.
Are all your diamonds graded by the GIA?
We offer GIA reports for diamonds 0.3ct and above. This is because jewelry pieces that use smaller diamonds, such as wedding bands, would require GIA reports per stone. For example, if you have a pave band with 30 diamonds, you also need 30 reports. It may not be practical given the cost for certification may exceed the price of the jewelry piece itself. This is why it is important to choose your jeweler carefully.
Where do I begin with my diamond jewelry?
Our Sales and Customer Service team is more than happy to help you find the perfect diamond for you. Whether you’re looking for a loose stone or to create diamond jewelry, you can effortlessly do so by contacting us below.