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The Importance of Diamond Certification

The Importance of Diamond Certification

2017-11-22

No one wants to get home with a new piece of jewelry only to find that they didn’t get what they paid for. Any piece of fine jewelry is an important purchase, and none is more meaningful than an engagement ring. So how do you ensure that the diamond you purchased is authentic and high-quality? By getting the diamond certified.

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Certification Guidelines

A certification ensures that your diamond has been verified by experts based on the four C’s: cut, color, clarity, and carat. Based on quality, the diamonds are graded, and certified diamonds retain their value much better than uncertified stones.

The highest grade for a certified diamond is zero, and the lowest is ten. The lower the overall grade, the rarer and more exclusive the diamond.

The good news for people looking to sell old diamond jewelry in Atlanta is that diamonds are certified by independent gem laboratories, so you don’t need to rely on a salesperson to give you an accurate picture of your stone’s quality. The Gemological Institute of America is the most well-known diamond-certifying laboratory, and is a trusted resource for many diamond sellers.

Why Bother?

Getting a diamond certified is important because unless you own a jeweler’s loupe and are an expert in gemstones, you might not know what to look for when buying a diamond for a gift or an engagement ring. In fact, to the untrained eye, it might be difficult to tell if a diamond is real at all. With certification, diamond buyers in Atlanta can rest easy knowing their purchase is in perfect condition.

Getting your stone certified can ease your mind, and it can also be good security for a large investment. You want to be sure when purchasing an expensive diamond that it will hold its value, and a certified diamond tends to have far better returns than one that is uncertified and uninsured. Getting a certification is an easy process that protects your investment and can give you the peace of mind to feel comfortable with your purchase.

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