When shopping for diamonds, there are many grades, descriptions and phrases thrown around. In fact, it can be quite difficult for the average person to know what they are purchasing and to know whether it is of the best possible quality. Luckily, there is one non-profit organization that sets the standard for grading and describing diamonds—making it easier for consumers to understand what they are buying or wearing.
GIA stands for Gemological Institution of America, which is the most common laboratory used to examine and grade diamonds. GIA was established in 1931 and since then has set the standard for diamond grading. This organization now employs over 900 diamond experts around the world who have the important job of grading, rating and analyzing diamonds of all sizes, shapes and descriptions.
One of the common phrases you hear in the world of diamonds is that you should examine diamonds for the “Four-C’s.” The four C’s include Color, Cut, Clarity and Caret Weight. This method of diamond grading was established by GIA and you will always know where GIA diamonds stand in regards to these four important areas. Therefore, a GIA certified diamond is one that you can trust is of the stated quality.
GIA loose diamonds are highly sought after by jewelry makers of all kinds. Additionally, GIA cut diamonds are utilized for rings, earrings, necklaces and other pieces. GIA inspects more than just your average stones—this organization is responsible for grading and analyzing some of the best-known diamonds anywhere. This includes the Hope Diamond, Incomparable Diamond and the De Beers Millennium Star. If the owner of the Hope Diamond trusts GIA, shouldn’t you?
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