As part of our promise to provide the highest quality of service to our customers, Padis Jewelry has two GIA Graduate Gemologists on staff at all times. So that being said, how will a GIA Graduate Gemologist improve your shopping experience?
To answer that question, we will start with a little background on the GIA. According to the GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America Inc.) website, the institute was established in 1931 and is the “world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls.” It operates as a nonprofit institute and is recognized as a leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewelry. In the 1940’s, the GIA established the “4Cs” (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight) as well as the International Diamond Grading System™, both of which are still the standards used today.
The GIA Graduate Gemologist program represents the most prestigious credential in the industry, and all participants receive comprehensive information regarding diamonds and colored stones. During the course, individuals are introduced to both technical and practical skills including the 4Cs, the International Diamond Grading System, and the Colored Stone Grading System.
As GIA Graduate Gemologists, our jewelers had the opportunity to experience first-hand how the GIA grading system and the 4Cs are used to accurately rate the value of diamonds. In addition they were taught how to use up-to-the-date gemological equipment and procedures in order to identify and grade different types of gemstones.
By having such knowledgeable consultants as a part of our non-commissioned sales staff, you will receive reliable, educated information about the stones you are buying. Furthermore, all of our certified loose diamonds over 0.40 carats come with an independent grading report that assesses the stone’s overall quality and authenticity.
Padis Jewelry, a family-owned business, has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974. We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory. For an opportunity to view one of San Francisco’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.