Navigating the World of Diamond Certifications: What You Need to Know

diamond being gia and igi certified under microscope

In the realm of fine jewelry, the value and allure of diamonds are undisputed. However, the true essence of a diamond’s beauty and worth lies far beneath its sparkling surface, encapsulated by its certification. Diamond certifications, often regarded as the heartbeats of these precious stones, serve as essential guides to understanding their intrinsic qualities. With […]

Certified Confidence: How Diamond Certifications Add Value and Assurance to Your Purchase

For centuries, diamonds have held a special place in the hearts of romantics, collectors, and connoisseurs. These remarkable gems, celebrated for their mesmerizing beauty and scarcity, have fascinated the world. However, not all diamonds are created equal. To distinguish the extraordinary from the ordinary, and to ensure your investment reflects the true value and quality […]

Protecting Precious Moments: The Importance of Accurate Jewelry Appraisals for Insurance

Jewelry, often referred to as “wearable art,” goes beyond mere adornments; it is a reflection of moments, memories, and milestones in our lives. These exquisite pieces are intertwined with love stories, celebrations, and family legacies. However, as cherished as they are, jewelry is not immune to the unexpected twists of life, such as loss, theft, […]

The Broken Diamond Certification System

Today alone I have viewed and personally graded 6 diamonds. All 6 were certified, and by well known labs – GIA, EGL-USA, EGL-International, and IGI. When I came across the third diamond that had a questionable grade on the certification, I decided it was time to write a blog. The subject of diamond grading is […]

Diamond Certification Mis-Hap

For a quick refresher on the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) color and clarity grading scale, please click HERE! I want to share an experience that really struck me this week. It exemplifies the importance of consulting with a professional before making decisions based on Internet research that may or not apply to every situation. […]