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, GIE 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 GIE, Shining Diamonds Single certificate is issued that collectively certifies all the diamonds on the product.
Half Eternity Diamond Ring GIE, Shining Diamonds Single certificate is issued that collectively certifies all the diamonds on the product.
Full Eternity Diamond Ring GIE, 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 GIE, 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 GIE, Shining Diamonds Single certificate is issued that collectively certifies all the diamonds on the product.
Stock item GIA / IGI, GIE, 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

GIE Diamond Certificate

GIE stands for Gemological Institute of Europe. As quoted on GIE website "Gemological Institute of Europe was established to protect consumers when buying or valuing their diamonds, precious stones and precious jewellery. GIE is an independent foundation with offices around Europe and the world. GIE has been serving the international diamond industry for more then 30 years. A GIE Certificate provides clear details of the item that accompanies it, giving confidence to both the buyer and the seller. A stoneĀ“s value is determined by its gemmological makeup, its natural rarity, and its finished quality. Diamonds and gemstones that may look similar, can have important differences in value. Even experts need to use powerful analytic tools to be able to detect synthetics, treatments and enhancement processes. GIE lead the way in understanding and recognising these key differences, using the very finest equipment to guarantee accuracy."

You can read more about GIE on their website here.

GIE 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.