Why Certified ?
Why Buy Certified Diamonds?
Diamonds do not have a hallmark like gold and platinum and a certificated diamond is your guarantee of the quality of your diamond. The purpose is to have a professional expert examine a diamond and place it into a category which the layman can use as a guide to compare diamonds of similar qualities.
In fact no two diamonds are exactly the same, but it gives a sense of reassurance of what is being purchased. Any solitaire diamond ring purchased from 365-diamond.com that is over .30ct will come with an IGI, GIA, HRD, EDR or EGL independent, diamond laboratory certificate indicating the cut, colour, clarity grade and the weight of your diamond.
Additionally you will normally receive information on the certificate relating to the proportions, blemishes, symmetry of the cut, fluorescence and other notes appertaining to your diamond.
Where are diamonds graded?
Diamond grading is performed at one of the many different laboratories around the world, such as the GIA (Gemmological Institute of America), IGI (International Gemmological Institute) or HRD (Hoge Raad Voor Diamant).