Basics and Importance of GIA Certification

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Basics and Importance of GIA Certification

You expect the highest level of quality from AAA Jewelers, and we’re always here to provide it. As part of the proof, our entire staff is made up of certified GIA gemologists and watch specialists who will bring you authoritative expertise in any area of our custom jewelry.

In particular, we take our GIA certification very seriously. A GIA (Gemological Institute of America) certification is generally recognized as the most accurate and unbiased opinion when it comes to diamond grading, and certified gemologists are able to apply GIA certifications to individual stones.

Why should you be interested in a GIA certified stone over other types? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits offered by GIA certification.

Know Exactly What You’re Getting

With GIA certification comes a certificate for a given stone. This certificate contains exact details on vital information like carats, sizing and other elements. It will allow you as a buyer to know exactly what you’re getting from an authoritative source, and it will prevent any future misunderstandings between you and a seller.

No Cracks or Fracture Fills

Some non-certified diamonds may be fracture-filled, meaning that they have surface cracks that are artificially filled to appear much more valuable than they actually are. These low-quality stones may appear beautiful to the naked eye, but they are not GIA certified and aren’t the real thing. A simple certification avoids this risk.

Avoid Synthetic Diamonds

Another area you avoid completely with GIA certification are synthetic diamonds, or man-made stones. Some jewelers still have no way of telling if a diamond is synthetic, but proper GIA certification ensures that you’re getting the authentic product you want.

More Consistent Value

If the time ever comes where you need to part with a diamond, a GIA certification makes this process significantly easier. It functions as a baseline for standardizing stone worth, with no concerns about complicating valuation factors that may have been missed.

Want to learn more about GIA certifications, or interested in diamond rings or any of our other custom jewelry? Speak to the pros at AAA Jewelers today.