Diamond certificates, otherwise known as ‘grading reports’, are a mostly verifiable record of the stone characteristics in your most valuable pieces of jewelry. Not only do they ensure that the price you purchase the diamond is worth the price tag, they are also essential when trying to sell jewelry or get insurance to protect the piece for a certain amount.
While there are several credible geological labs that can help you catalog and assess your diamond jewelry, we generally recommend diamonds be certified by the GIA or AGS. Here’s an inside look at these two labs and how they assess your valuables. (more…)