In Padis Jewelry’s enormous inventory of exquisite diamonds (we have over 10,000 loose diamonds at any one time); all of the diamonds we sell larger than 0.40 carats come with a report from an accredited, independent laboratory. Moreover our diamonds are certified by the most trusted laboratories in the country such as the U.S. divisions of AGS, Forevermark, GIA and EGL USA.
It is true that buying a comparable-sized certified diamond is a little bit more expensive than an uncertified stone but it gives you the assurance that the quality of the diamond is as described by the jeweler. The higher price is due to the cost of the certification process.
To put together the report, specially trained gemologists use high-powered microscopes and other sensitive instruments to create a detailed blueprint of the stone’s quality characteristics. The report will also include information on whether the stone was treated or enhanced to improve its color or clarity. In addition to the technical measurements and evaluations of the 4Cs, you typically get a diagram of the stone’s inclusions as well as views of the top and sides of the diamond. Many certification reports also have a chart that details the weight, color grade, cuts, and angles of the stone.
The certificate should stay with the diamond for life. Also keep in mind that while the report is not an appraisal, if you do plan to insure a costly diamond, your insurer may require the diamond to be certified in addition to being appraised. Please visit our website and take a look at our “Education” section to learn more about the 4Cs of diamond buying. We also have lots of tips to guide your decision. After that, we encourage you to set up an appointment to view our beautiful collection of diamonds and gemstones in person.
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 our most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.