What’s the difference between GIA certified and Gia CERT?
- The terms “GIA certified” and “GIA cert” are commonly used in the jewelry industry to refer to diamonds that have undergone GIA’s rigorous grading process and to the reports that accompany them. GIA itself does not use the word “certificate” to describe the document it issues.
How do I know if my GIA certificate is real?
Every GIA certificate has a Report number associated with it. While people can fake certificates, they can’t fake the actual database’s information. Simply go to GIA Report Check and input the Report Number from the certificate to check for it’s authenticity.
How do I know if my diamond is GIA?
The GIA report number appears microscopically engraved on the outer girdle of the diamond. The laser inscription gives buyers a unique way of linking their GIA report to the diamond itself. Enter this number into GIA’s website and hey-presto – you have an electronic copy of your diamond grading report.
What should I look for in a GIA certificate?
The full GIA Colored Diamond Grading Certificate includes the following data:
- The issue date of the report.
- The unique report number.
- The shape and cut of the stone.
- The dimensions and carat weight of the diamond.
- The origin of the diamond’s hue (distinction between natural and treated coloring)
Is a GIA certificate worth it?
If you have a fine diamond, one carat or larger, it is surely worth spending the money to have a GIA certificate issued. The cost, including shipping for a one carat diamond is normally around $200, but the certificate, if the diamond is better than an I1 clarity and better than a K color, is normally worth it.
Can you fake a GIA Inscription?
When GIA encounters a stone with a counterfeit inscription, the Institute issues a new, accurate report and inscribes the number of the new report.
How much is a GIA report?
A GIA Diamond Grading Report costs $78 for diamonds that are. 15+ carats. The report evaluates the 4C’s, includes a plotted clarity diagram, shape and cutting style, GIA cut grade, measurements, weight, polish and symmetry, fluorescence, color-treatments and an optional laser inscription.
Can you look up a diamond by GIA number?
GIA Report Numbers are unique to each diamond, allowing StoneAlgo to quickly query, check, and analyze all of the important aspects of your diamond’s grading certificate from the Gemological Institute of America. To learn more about the GIA visit their website at gia.edu. Fair Price & Quality Check, For Any GIA ID.
Are all GIA diamonds engraved?
All GIA graded diamonds have a unique serial number laser inscribed on the girdle which enables you to match the diamond to its certification. If you look carefully, you can see the inscription on the girdle of the diamond below. All Taylor & Hart center diamonds are GIA-graded and come with a GIA certificate.
Are diamonds marked for identification?
In the US, only diamonds that have been graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) carry an engraved serial number. The serial number is engraved into the diamond as part of the certification process and matches the number on the diamond’s certificate.
What are the measurements on a GIA certificate?
MEASUREMENTS Diamond dimensions listed as “minimum diameter – maximum diameter x depth” for round diamonds and “length x width x depth” for fancy-shaped diamonds. 5. CARAT WEIGHT Weight given in carats, recorded to the nearest hundredth of a carat. One carat is equal to 1/5 of a gram.
What does it mean to be GIA certified?
The terms “GIA certified” is commonly used in the jewelry industry to refer to diamonds that have undergone GIA’s rigorous grading process and to the reports that accompany them. GIA itself does not use the word “certificate” to describe the document it issues.
Are Tiffany diamonds GIA certified?
Tiffany & Co. prides themselves in their craftsmanship for diamonds and their settings. They also happen to be GIA certified, considered of better quality and some of them have made history … Ever since Tiffany & Co started in 1837, they have been known for their luxury products.
How long does a GIA report take?
Turnaround time is 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays). Express Service for Identification and Origin services can be expedited to 72 hours. By appointment only. Not available for Quality Assurance, Colored Stone Sorting or On-Site Consultancy Services.
Do GIA diamonds lose value?
“Diamonds have and retain a market value that is either consistent or increases over time,” said jeweler and diamond expert Dan Moran of Concierge Diamonds Inc. “A diamond retains its value because there is a finite supply,” he said. “The basic laws of supply and demand maintain that as demand increases, value goes up.