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Diamond Certificates

Introduction

A diamond certificate is issued by an unbiased certification authority after professional examination of a diamond's external characteristics and internal characteristics. The diamond certificate certifies at least the diamond carat weight, the diamond colour and the diamond clarity. Cut grades are also included for Round Brilliant cut diamonds. Certificates help establish a diamond's market value.

Shining Diamonds give customers a variety of options when buying their diamond jewellery. All our diamonds are graded by one of the following: GIA, IGI, EGL or GIA qualified professionals (sold as Shining Diamonds Certificate).

Jewellery typeCertificate optionsNote
Solitaire DIamond Ring GIA / IGI, Shining Diamonds
Shoulder Diamond Ring GIA / IGI, Shining Diamonds Only center diamond stone is certified. Shoulder diamonds are selected to match the center diamond clarity and colour.
3 Stone Diamond Ring GIA / IGI, Shining Diamonds GIA or IGI certificate for each individual diamond stone. In some cases (for eg., Pear cut or Baguette cut diamonds on side) we may provide GIA or IGI certificate only for the center diamond.
Other Multi Stone Diamond Ring EGL, Shining Diamonds Single certificate is issued that collectively certifies all the diamonds on the product.
Half Eternity Diamond Ring EGL, Shining Diamonds Single certificate is issued that collectively certifies all the diamonds on the product.
Full Eternity Diamond Ring EGL, Shining Diamonds Single certificate is issued that collectively certifies all the diamonds on the product.
Stud Diamond Earring GIA / IGI, Shining Diamonds
Other Diamond Earring EGL, Shining Diamonds Single certificate is issued that collectively certifies all the diamonds on the product.
Single stone pendant GIA / IGI, Shining Diamonds
Heart & Cross pendant EGL, Shining Diamonds Single certificate is issued that collectively certifies all the diamonds on the product.
Stock item GIA / IGI, EGL, Shining Diamonds Please see individual stock item detail to see the certificate supplied with it.

GIA Diamond Certificate

GIA stands for Gemological Institute of America Inc. It is the most respected certification authority and has stringent quality checks. A GIA certificate is the most recognised. When buying your diamond jewellery Shining Diamonds recommends buying it with a GIA certificate. Due to high fees charged by GIA for a diamond certificate, the cost for a GIA certificate diamond jewellery is comparatively higher.

You can read more about GIA on their website here.

GIA certificate

IGI Diamond Certificate

IGI stands for International Gemological Institute. IGI is the largest organization of its kind, with offices in Antwerp, New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Cavalese, Toronto, Los Angeles, Kolkata, New Delhi, Thrissur, Surat, Chennai and Shanghai

You can read more about IGI on their website here.

IGI certificate

EGL Diamond Certificate

EGL stands for European Gemological Laboratory. The company maintains a worldwide presence in the major diamond trading centers, cooperates with leading organizations including the World Federation of Diamond Bourses. They have offices in London, Antwerpen, Paris, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Seoul, Hong Kong and Johannesburg.

You can read more about EGL on their website here.

EGL certificate

Shining Diamonds Certificate

Shining Diamonds certificates are independently certified by GIA qualified professionals. These are not in-house employed diamond graders. We use external GIA qualified professionals to certify the diamonds and create a certificate only on the recommended characteristics.