Dallas Diamonds diamond certificationA diamond grading report will commonly include a plotted diagram of your diamond and all significant characteristics, including the 4Cs (cut, color, clarity, carat weight). The report will also describe the diamond's shape, exact measurements, proportions and depth percentages as well as grade the polish and symmetry. It should also comment on the characteristics like fluorescence, graining, and any imperfections in the diamond. Please note: a grading report does not include an appraisal or any kind of statement of monetary worth of the diamond. Grading reports simply state the scientific facts of your diamond that can be evaluated by highly standardized criteria.

Diamond grading reports assure you of the quality and authenticity of your diamond. As most consumers are not experts, a certificate is an objective comparison. In addition, some insurance may require a grading report if you are planning to insure the diamond.

Certification is a safeguard for the consumer as it is affirmation of your diamond's authenticity and specific characteristics. Therefore, the certification in itself is a valuable document.

A certification process of the diamond takes anywhere from 2 weeks or longer depending on the process which laboratory uses. The fee for a grading report varies depending upon the carat weight of your diamond. Many labs charge approximately $75 for the first carat. If your diamond is larger than 1 carat, the price then increases incrementally in relationship to carat weight.

Some well-known organizations that provide grading reports include:

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