What is a GIA Diamond Grading Report?
There’s much more to a diamond than meets the eye. If you look at these brilliant gemstones, you may observe that diamonds come in many different shapes, such as emeralds and pears, many different colors, including candy apple red and bubblegum pink, as well as different carat sizes. But there are other important diamond characteristics that you may not be aware of because they are less apparent to the naked eye, like fluorescence and symmetry, but are all equally important to the value of a diamond.
If you want to know how much your diamond is worth, it is important to understand the fundamental characteristics of a diamond and all the different ways they can be graded - and there is no better diamond authority than the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). If you have ever purchased a diamond, or are looking to sell one, chances are you have heard this name. But what is the GIA, how does it relate to your diamond, and why is it important when determining the value of your stone?
A GIA Diamond is a diamond certified by the Gemological Institute of America, the World's foremost authority in independent third-party diamond certification. GIA diamonds are examined by a minimum of four highly trained diamond graders and gemologists. At each step of a diamond's evaluation, a more senior staff member independently grades the stone.
The GIA's mission is to increase consumers' trust in diamonds and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. They work toward this goal by providing jeweler and consumer education, conducting meticulous research, and developing state-of-the-art laboratory instruments for diamond inspections.
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