Every London Antwerp Diamonds diamond we sell comes with a certificate that guarantees
and documents the quality of your diamond. Without this certificate, you have
no proof of the value of your diamond.
A certified gemologist prepares
the diamond certificate (also called a grading report, dossier or quality report).
The gemologist scrutinizes the diamond under a microscope, noting its dimensions,
clarity, cut, colour, finish, symmetry and other characteristics.
highly valued diamonds in the industry come with a diamond certificate report
from the Diamond
High Council (HRD) or the International
Gemological Institute (IGI), known and respected for having the most strict,
consistent and unbiased systems for grading diamonds in the world. That's why
every loose diamond we sell at London Antwerp Diamonds has been analyzed and graded
by either the HRD or the IGI. A certificate from HRD or IGI guarantees forever
the quality of your London Antwerp Diamonds diamond.
Be aware that if you
buy a diamond without a certificate, you are trusting the salesperson's claim
as to its quality. A trained gemologist or even another jeweler may disagree with
that salesperson's assessment. Protect yourself:
get a grading report.
Please note that a 'certificate' and an 'appraisal'
are two different things. A certificate guarantees your diamond's quality. An
appraisal places a monetary value on your gem. Of course, a certificate from HRD
or IGI greatly facilitates appraisal of your London Antwerp Diamonds diamond.
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