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Diamond cert EGL USAA diamond that is certified provides consumers with security, confidence and increases comfort levels while making a decision on which diamond to purchase. Diamonds certificates give us important information on the diamonds’ measurements, cut, quality and weight. Diamonds Certificates also stand as a proof of the diamond’s authenticity. When you buy diamonds, whether loose diamonds or diamonds jewelry, make sure that a diamond certificate comes with the stone.

When choosing a diamond, the reliability of the diamond’s color and clarity grades are only as good as the reputation of the lab certifying the gem. However, what is salient is not how strict the lab is, but how consistent it is. So, if one lab consistently offers a single color upgrade over another lab, then you can be sure that that lab is going to be less “authentic.”

If you are a big diamond company and you are planning on sending thousands of stones a month to a lab, 5% inconsistency is not such a big deal. However, as a consumer, why risk being stuck with that 5%? Always, just keep in mind that you’re buying a diamond, not a piece of paper.

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Contrary to popular consensus, there is no single central organization in defining mathematically what a “G” color is or how an “SI1” appears, say.

Diamond grading, you see, is always subjective. If one lab will consistently call one color grade “G” while another lab consistently calls the same color “H”, it is perfectly reasonable and acceptable; well, as long as they do this on a consistent basis, see? As a consumer you will need to remember one more crucial piece of advice: the price needs to be right for the diamond, regardless of the accompanying certificate.

It is also crucial to realize every lab has its nuances. Some looser in color, say, than others, while some are looser in clarity. Some always upgrade specific color ranges, and others favor particular arrangements of inclusions. Diamond companies that are wise will use such knowledge (acquired from sending thousands of diamonds a month to different labs) to maximize their results.

Diamonds are usually priced according to their quality grade. Unless you happen to receive a diamond grading report from the most respected of laboratories, it will have no financial interest in the diamond which you are buying; you are certainly not getting the exact quality you wanted to buy.

For example: a 1.00 carat, F/VS2 diamond with a certificate will just about always sell for $300 – $800 more than the same grade of diamond which has no certificate. This is for the most part as a result of the fact that any dealer knows that a diamond quoted as F / VS-2 quality will most always be a G / SI-1 (1 color grade less and 1 clarity grade less) if you send it along to one of the top independent labs for some more accurate grading.

Small and local labs are often connected in some way with a store, so they tend to grade diamonds more favorably so to help close the sale. The GIA, AGS and EGL labs are the most conservative in their grading because they don’t sell diamonds and don’t receive any portion of diamond sales. A certificate from one of these laboratories is the best way to get the diamond which you would like and avoid paying an F color price for a G color quality.

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