A diamond certificate is a document that displays a diamond’s basic characteristics. It describes all unique characteristics that determine the value of a diamond in detail. Information about the financial value of the certified diamond is not given. Certified diamonds are not necessarily more valuable than non-certified gemstones, but the quality is guaranteed. A proof of quality is not the same as a valuation however: certificates do not allot any value to a diamond, they are however an indication of its quality. Accurate measurements, internal and external flaws, colour, weight and other functions are extensively tested by numerous experts.
There are several independent certificates that are frequently used within the diamond industry. With each one, absolute objectivity is guaranteed:
- The Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD) (English: Diamond High Council) is located in Antwerp and has an impeccable reputation worldwide.
- The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has branches in Antwerp, New York, Tokyo and Bangkok. The IGI issues quality reports, cut quality reports, valuations, identification and valuation of white and coloured diamonds.
- The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) issues the GIA-certificate. The main office of the organization is located in New York and GIA has 13 other offices worldwide.
Benefits of certified diamonds
Purchasing certified diamonds only has advantages. Taking the reliability of GIA, IGI and HRD into account, the credentials of certified diamonds will never be disputed and their evaluation will never be questioned. Certificates also make it easier to compare the different characteristics of diamonds, thus making it easier to judge the prices of different diamonds against each other.
The diamonds of BAUNAT DIAMONDS will always have one of the aforementioned certificates. This way you are always certain you are investing safely. We are glad to provide you with more information and you can always contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.