Q&A: How to Verify a Diamond Certificate?

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Question:

I recently purchased a certified diamond from a local retailer. The diamond came with a GIA certificate but I am now starting to have some concerns that the certificate doesn’t really belong to this diamond. Is there any way for me to verify that the certificate is real?

Thanks,

Answer:
Bob,

Great question. Depending on the diamond clarity you may be able to see for yourself. The certificate should have a diagram on it which shows the inclusions and imperfections on the diamond. If the diamond is an SI2 or lower you can use a magnifying glass and match up the inclusions for yourself. If you have an SI1 or higher you may have to go to a jeweler and ask him to look at it using a loupe. The jeweler should be able to tell you if the diamond grading report that you were given matches up with the actual diamond.

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If you are interested in just verifying that the actual report is real you can use the GIA online report heck service located at:

https://www.gia.edu/report-check-landing

You can also refer to this website to check for further details:

https://www.americangemsociety.org/page/verifyadiamond

Of course buying from a reputable jeweler such as James Allen is a great way to avoid the situation you are in in the future!

Randy

By | 2018-05-14T21:54:28+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Home, Q&A|
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