What is GIA diamond certification?
Established in 1931, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has become a trusted and reliable authority within the diamond industry. In 1953, the GIA grading system for diamonds and other gemstones was accepted around the world. To this day, loose diamonds can be sent to the GIA to obtain certification that will then follow the diamond whenever it is bought or sold. Because the GIA is an independent third party, customers can be assured that the reports are truthful and unbiased.
What exactly is in this certification? The GIA analyzes a loose diamond and then provides a complete report detailing information on the 4C’s (carat, cut, clarity and color) of that particular stone. The report also provides information on whether the diamond has been treated to improve its appearance, as well as grades on polish and symmetry. There are a number of different services GIA offers in addition to certification, such as a laser inscription that will microscopically inscribe the GIA report number within the stone to prevent fraud. The inscribed number is printed on the GIA certificate to ensure confirmation of the stone’s identity.