What is a Diamond Certificate?
A Diamond Certificate is a statement, issued by an independent Gemological Laboratory, after examination by experienced Diamond Graders using various gemological instruments.
Essentially the diamond’s identification card, the certificate details a precious stone’s classification according to industry standards: Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat of a diamond; each such diamond is unique.
It is important to have a Diamond evaluated by an independent Laboratory because each minute characteristic of a diamond – even if invisible to the naked-eye – can have a major impact on its value.
All IDC Diamonds are delivered with a gemological Certificate.
In addition to the Company’s own Israel Diamond Center Certificate, established by a GIA-Educated Gemologist, the House of IDC works with the leading international gemological laboratories:
• The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) www.gia.edu
• The European Gemological Laboratory (EGL) www.egllaboratories.org – with offices in Ramat Gan
• International Gemological Institute www.igi.org – with offices in Antwerp, Tel Aviv and globally
• Hoge Raad Vor Diamant (HRD – Diamond High Council) www.hrdantwerp.com – with offices in Antwerp