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Diamond Certificate

What is a Certificate?

A diamond certificate, also called a diamond grading report, is a report created by a team of gemologists and provided by an independent gemology lab. The diamond is evaluated, measured, and inspected using trained eyes, a jeweler’s loupe, a microscope, and other industry equipment. A completed certificate includes an analysis of the diamond’s dimensions, carat weight, clarity, color, polish, symmetry, cut and other characteristics.
A certificate will precisely point out a diamond's individual characteristics as well as be a useful tool when identifying a stone. When shopping for a loose diamond, considering stones that have a grading report will allow you to make an informed decision on which diamond will be ideal for you.
Our diamonds are certified by the world’s leading gem grading labs including EGL, UGL, GIA and AGI.

In addition of being graded by a third party lab, all of our diamonds will accompanied by our Certificate of Authenticity. This additional certification will provide you an extra piece-of-mind that you diamond is an authentic Diamond Traces item. To request an electronic copy of a diamond's lab certificate contact our diamond and jewelry expert at 1-800-343-4133 or info@diamondtraces.com.
AGI Certificate

Accredited Gemological Institute (AGI)

Established in 2006, the Accredited Gemological Institute, or AGI, has demonstrated a commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in the diamond and jewelry industry and to provide modern grading services for the diamond market. Its conservative and unbiased approach to diamond grading has made the AGI one of the world's most respected gemological laboratories.
  GIA Certificate

Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

Founded in 1931, the Gemological Institute of America, or GIA, is an independent, non-profit organization considered by many to be the world's foremost authority in gemology. Introduced in 1953, their diamond and gemstone grading system is recognized worldwide. Manufacturers from around the world send diamonds and gems to GIA for examination and analysis.
  EGL Certificate

European Gemological Laboratory (EGL)

The European Gemological Laboratory, or EGL, was founded in Belgium more than 30 years ago. EGL is committed to protecting the integrity of the jewelry trade and promoting public interest through applied science, innovation, education, and exceptional service. The laboratory is credited with introducing new approaches to diamond grading and conducting advanced research with physicists,240 geologists, and mineralogists.

Conflict Free Diamonds

All of our diamonds are obtained from reputable suppliers and have been mined, cut, and polished in areas not tainted by war. Diamond Traces, has a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds.
At Diamond Traces, we only purchase diamonds through the largest and most respected suppliers who, like us, proudly adhere to and enforce the standards established by the Kimberley Process. All of our diamonds are warranted to be conflict free.
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