A diamond certificate (also called a "diamond grading
report") is a document containing the characteristics about the diamond that
will make up its value. It is the pedigree that goes with the diamond and becomes
a valuable document in case of loss because it will ensure that your insurance
company will replace your stone with another certified stone of like quality.
Certificates are not appraisals since they do not contain any information regarding
the value or price of a diamond.
Grading laboratories like the HRD and
IGI measure and grade diamonds sent to them by wholesalers and retailers. They
provide documents called certifications describing the diamond.
of retailers who issue their own in-house certifications. We can only think of
one reason that a retailer would issue their own certification opposed to an independent
laboratory certification, and that is so they can exaggerate the color and clarity
grades. The result is you are paying for quality that you are not getting in your
diamond. In other words, you buy a diamond with paperwork saying it is G/VS2 quality
when, in fact, it is I/SI1 quality by HRD or IGI standards.
If you want to feel secure about the identity of your diamond
forever, we recommend having it laser inscribed with your unique message and/or
lab certificate number.
Laser inscription is the process that inscribes
the girdle of the diamond (the middle area of the stone) and it is done with a
microscopic laser beam. The precise heat of a tiny laser beam transforms a very
thin layer (just a few atoms thick) of the diamond from transparent carbon crystal
(diamond) into opaque carbon (graphite).
Anything can be inscribed on
the girdle, from an identification number to a name or phrase. A trained jeweler,
with the aid of the loupe (magnifying glass) will be able to read the inscription.
Usually, brand name diamonds will carry their name or logo on the girdle. Most
certified diamonds would be inscribed with their certificate number. Laser inscription
does not change the color grade or clarity grade of a diamond.
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If for any reason you aren't satisfied, you can return
your item within 7 days in its original condition for a refund or exchange. No
questions asked, these are the regulations of the EU.
If by the remote
change you are not happy with your purchase, we will return your full payment
and we even pay for the return shipping charges! For Diamond World only complete
customer satisfaction is acceptable.
fact that Antwerp functions as major diamond trade and production centre worldwide,
is reflected in the cultural diversity of the Antwerp community. Diamonds from
Antwerp are exported in all directions, often to the far corners of the world.
to Antwerp's share in the diamond trade, more than 50% of the world consumption
of rough, polished and industrial diamonds passes through Antwerp. Most of the
most important sight holders of the Diamond Trading Company (former De Beers Consolidated
Mines Ltd) reside in Antwerp.
Since we're just one or two step(s) from
the mining source we can offer our clients excellent prices. Try us and be amazed
about our high level of customer support and personal guidance. You can contact
us or just browse our website if you have any Diamond Questions.