Why Certification is important?
How do you know if you are considering to buy a diamond, diamond jewellery or a precious stone is exact what your jeweller illustrates to you? What assurance do you have that the diamond/gemstone is real and not synthetic? What you need to know before attempting any important diamond/gemstone/ jewellery purchase?
Certification is the only guarantee of quality. Diamond certification is a detailed quality report issued by an independent gemological laboratory accredited. Diamond certification is a gemological analysis of diamond properties and its components. The analysis is carried out in an independent laboratory by certified gemologist. Once the analysis is complete, you receive a report on the results and a detailed sketch of a diamond.
Diamond Certificate guarantees customers the quality and authenticity of their diamond. In future if you decide to sell your diamond with the certificate, it will provide the stamp of authenticity you'll need to get a fair price. Today, there are synthetic diamonds and treatments can be used to improve the color and clarity of the diamond. Treatments have become so complex that even your dealer / retailer are unable to recognize without advanced laboratory equipment, so to safeguard your purchase diamond certificate is a must. All diamonds are not created equal. When buying a diamond, it is important to consider the cut, clarity, color, carat weight, fluorescence, treatment, etc. These factors not only affect the appearance and quality of the diamond, but also the price.
Diamond certificate tells you the size and weight, as well as details of its clarity, color, polish, symmetry and cut quality. This exactly shows all the individual properties of the stone. It also tells you if the stone is treated or untreated. Certificates also serve as proof of your diamond / jewel’s identity.
A certificate assures the customer that the diamond is independently recognized as possessing all the qualities specified by that report. When you buy a certified diamond, you get a diamond with beauty and authenticity. You have tangible, legal assurances of the particular nature and quality of the diamond you are purchasing.
INTERNATIONAL GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE (IGI)
International Gemological Institute (IGI) is the diamond, colored stone and jewellery certification institute. IGI is based in Antwerp and has offices in New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Los Angeles, Kolkata, New Delhi, Surat, Chennai, Thrissur, Mumbai, Shanghai and Cavalese. Founded in 1975, IGI is the largest independent gemological laboratory worldwide. It also heads the school of Gemology in several places around the world.
IGI has a staff of more than 650 experts and professional staff. The International Gemological Institute has been at the forefront of technology since its commencement in 1975. IGI offers its services to the public through the diamond traders and jewellery manufacturers. IGI offers independent grading reports, colored stone reports, identification, authentication and diamond valuations and certificates of origin as well as the services of a laser inscription. They also offers diamond and colored stone courses through IGI's Schools of Gemology .IGI was the first to propose a course of rough diamonds.
IGI is the largest laboratory for certification of diamonds and fine jewellery. IGI is the only internationally certified laboratory which is controlled by a central body which adheres to single internationally recognized diamond grading system. IGI is International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001: 2000 certified in four countries, including the United States, Canada, India and the United Arab Emirates.
EUROPEAN GEMOLOGICAL LABORATORY (E.G.L)
E.G.L. reigns supreme in the world of diamond grading. Started in 1973, E.G.L. is the largest independent network of gemological laboratories. E.G.L.'s belief in proficiency, professionalism and perfection has enabled it to become a dominating force in the world of gemological testing and education. Founded by Mr. Guy Margel in Antwerp Belgium. E.G.L. has expanded its frontiers to different parts of the world i.e. South Africa, U.K., Turkey, France, Israel, U.S.A, and South Korea. E.G.L. provides thorough and consistent Quality analysis reports on diamonds and diamond jewellery. It imparts in depth comprehensive training to empower students with internationally recognized diplomas in Diamond Grading and Jewellery Designing.
E.G.L. has its strong infrastructure base in India with laboratory in Mumbai [BKC, SEEPZ, Opera House], Ahmedabad, Surat, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, headed by Mr.Pritesh Jhaveri. Mr. Pritesh Jhaveri pioneered diamond grading certification in India with his mother company IGL. Innovative transparency and accuracy on analysis report and genuine customer satisfaction attracted E.G.L. to merge its expertise with IGL. The joint venture of Mr. Jhaveri's IGL and E.G.L.'s international standardization- Make E.G.L. India a supreme force in diamond grading.
INTERNATIONAL GEMS & JEWELLERY LABORATORIES (IGJLABS)
IGJLABS (International Gems & Jewellery Laboratories) is a ISO: 2008 certified company with its presence USA & India with highly professional team and equipment.Since their inception IGJLABS has provided modern diamond grading services to members of the industry. Today, they continue with consistently adhere to the IGJLABS consumer protection, ethics and standards. Promotes the highest professional standards of ethics, education and service. Consumers benefit from IGJLABS grading certificates because they are empowered with detailed information about their diamond, and can rest assured that the report is the industry's most thorough and consistent.
International Gems And Jewellery Laboratories (IGJLABS) have succeeded in Creating Trust, Confidence amongst Diamond, Diamond Jewellery, Gemstones Manufacturers, Retailers and more important Final Consumers by providing them most accurate information on Diamonds, Studded Jewellery and Gemstones by Highly professional Gemologists, Lab Assistants, Photographers, with the help of which they know that their investments are certified by most reliable Gemological Laboratory and wear their Jewellery with more Confidence and Surety.
So our customers have not worry about the quality and authenticity of the diamond and gemstone they are purchasing because all our jewellery and gemstones are certified by the best professionals and experts in the industry.