The GIA report number appears microscopically engraved on the outer girdle of the diamond. The laser inscription gives buyers a unique way of linking their GIA report to the diamond itself. Enter this number into GIA’s website and hey-presto – you have an electronic copy of your diamond grading report.
How do you know a diamond is GIA certified?
To be sure your diamond was graded by GIA, ask to see its GIA grading report. In addition to a full assessment of the diamond’s 4Cs, the GIA report contains a unique number, which is also sometimes inscribed on the diamond’s girdle.
Where is the serial number on a diamond?
Diamonds graded by the GIA have serial numbers to prove their authenticity. The serial number on the diamond corresponds with the number on the certificate, so you know it’s a match. The number is engraved on the girdle of the diamond, which is the area of the stone that separates the top from the bottom.
Can GIA diamonds be fake?
Every GIA certificate has a Report number associated with it. While people can fake certificates, they can’t fake the actual database’s information. Simply go to GIA Report Check and input the Report Number from the certificate to check for it’s authenticity.
What is a GIA report number?
GIA Report Number. GIA Report Numbers are unique to each diamond, allowing StoneAlgo to quickly query, check, and analyze all of the important aspects of your diamond’s grading certificate from the Gemological Institute of America. This tool is exclusively designed for GIA certified diamonds at this time.
What is a GIA diamond?
GIA stands for the Gemological Institute of America. … This is because GIA does not “certify” or appraise any diamonds, it grades them. Many people, however, use the term “GIA certified diamond” when they are referring to a diamond that has been evaluated by the GIA.
Do all GIA diamonds have inscription?
All GIA graded diamonds have a unique serial number laser inscribed on the girdle which enables you to match the diamond to its certification. If you look carefully, you can see the inscription on the girdle of the diamond below. All Taylor & Hart center diamonds are GIA-graded and come with a GIA certificate.
Can you fake a GIA Inscription?
When GIA encounters a stone with a counterfeit inscription, the Institute issues a new, accurate report and inscribes the number of the new report.
When did diamonds get serial numbers?
Back in the 1970s it was discovered that laser beams could “burn” out imperfections and improve otherwise unwanted diamonds. In 1983 a laser engraving system was patented. Lazare Kaplan International, a U.S. company, was able to mark diamonds with a serial number and logo.
Is a GIA certificate worth it?
Simple, it’s GIA. They have the best reputation for accurate diamond grading. A diamond with a GIA diamond report will command more money than a diamond graded by EGL USA. Not only when you buy it, but also should you ever decide to sell it, or trade it up.
What is the best diamond certificate to get?
What are the best Diamond Certifications? The best diamond certifications are the GIA and AGS because they’re the most consistent lab grading entities. That means you can trust their grading in all aspects like Color, Clarity and Cut quality. These labs also grade more rigorously than other labs.
What should I look for in a GIA certificate?
The full GIA Colored Diamond Grading Certificate includes the following data:
- The issue date of the report.
- The unique report number.
- The shape and cut of the stone.
- The dimensions and carat weight of the diamond.
- The origin of the diamond’s hue (distinction between natural and treated coloring)
How do I find my GIA number?
The GIA report number appears microscopically engraved on the outer edge (girdle) of the diamond. This gives buyers a unique way of linking their GIA report to the physical diamond. Enter this number into GIA’s website and hey-presto — you have an electronic copy of your diamond grading report.
Do all diamonds have a serial number?
Not all diamonds have serial numbers. In the US, only diamonds that have been graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) carry an engraved serial number. The serial number is engraved into the diamond as part of the certification process and matches the number on the diamond’s certificate.
Are diamonds marked?
Diamonds can also be marked by a laser with a little symbol invisible to the eye. … The second is to sell them to factories where the diamonds will be cut and polished. Once a diamond is cut up and polished its origins are effectively disguised.