The Diamond Certificate | Buying Guide
There are many different laboratories that offer diamond certification, including the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the International Gemological Institute (IGI), and the World Gemological Institute (WGI). Each of these laboratories has its unique methods and criteria to evaluate diamonds.
At Regal in Hatton Garden, we recommend GIA for natural diamonds and IGI for lab-grown diamonds. GIA is recognised as the leading laboratory diamond grading authority in the world and is often preferred by diamond buyers. GIA certification offers a precise and consistent evaluation of a diamond's quality, including colour, clarity, and carat weight.
IGI is also a well-respected laboratory that specialises in certifying lab-grown diamonds, including its Diamond Verification Report (DVR) and Synthetic Diamond Report. IGI offers strict standards and consistency in grading these diamonds, ensuring a fair evaluation for buyers.
At Regal, we take pride in our commitment to quality and transparency in diamond buying. That's why we provide a third-party certification with all of our diamond purchases. This not only offers our clients peace of mind but also protects them from any disputes or discrepancies with their purchase.
In conclusion, when purchasing a diamond, it is essential always to obtain a third-party certification. Diamond certification is an essential aspect of ensuring the quality and value of your purchase. At Regal in Hatton Garden, we use GIA and IGI for most of our certification and will always provide you with the necessary documentation upon purchase.