We are committed to providing you with unbiased, industry recognized documentation of your diamond's properties, as determined by qualified gemologists using tools and methods prescribed by the diamond industry. The findings of this expert analysis are recorded on a diamond certificate, which may also be called a diamond grading report, diamond dossier, or diamond quality document. This document tells you all you need to know about your diamond and reveals how its value was determined.
The majority of diamonds sold online are graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), one of the most trusted organizations in the diamond and gemstone industry. In fact, diamonds graded by the GIA tend to have higher values because their findings are so trustworthy. Reports from the GIA can be confirmed via the GIA website to confirm that the report before you is authentic.
You should always review a diamond's certificate prior to purchase, as this document offers proof that the diamond as described by the retailer matches the analysis of an industry-recognized organization.
While diamonds are one of the hardest substances on the planet and can resist heat and scratching, they are not indestructible. Even diamonds set into carefully designed bands can be compromised if proper precautions are not taken to protect them. With proper care, maintenance, and storage, your diamond can last indefinitely. In general, we recommend that you protect your diamond from:
- Rough substances such scouring pads, sandpaper, steel wool, etc.
- Direct impacts caused by participation in sports, intense exercise, gardening, or construction.
Of course, even careful everyday wear cannot protect your diamond from dirt, dust, oil buildup, soap, and household chemicals, which detract from the diamond's natural beauty. Take your diamond to a professional jeweler for a thorough inspection and cleaning about every six months to keep your diamond in perfect shape.
When storing diamonds, be sure to place them in individual cloth pouches to prevent them from scratching against other diamonds or jewelry.