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Diamond Certification Information

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, WGI 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 For GIA / IGI certificate only center diamond stone is certificated. Shoulder diamonds are selected to match the center diamond. For Shining Diamonds certificate all diamonds are certified.
Multi Stone Diamond Ring WGI, Shining Diamonds Single certificate is issued that collectively certifies all the diamonds on the product.
Half Eternity Diamond Ring WGI, Shining Diamonds Single certificate is issued that collectively certifies all the diamonds on the product.
Full Eternity Diamond Ring WGI, Shining Diamonds Single certificate is issued that collectively certifies all the diamonds on the product.
Stud Diamond Earrings GIA / IGI, Shining Diamonds  
Other Diamond Earrings WGI, 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 WGI, Shining Diamonds Single certificate is issued that collectively certifies all the diamonds on the product.
Stock item GIA / IGI, WGI, 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

WGI Diamond Certificate

WGI stands for World Gemological Institute. As quoted on WGI website: "For over the past 30 years the World Gemological Institute (WGI) along with our team of expert Gemologists have build a solid standing reputation as one of the leaders in the Industry. Our appraisals and lab reports are recognized worldwide by insurance companies, retailers, private jewelers and wholesalers."

You can read more about WGI on their website here.

WGI 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.