A Diamond Certificate Is Just A Description!

"It is important for customers to know that the purpose of a diamond certificate is to identify an describe the gem...That's all! Many customers feel a certification is a guarantee or warranty.

  • The disclosure on GIA and EGL certificates States:
"This certificate is NOT an appraisal, guarantee or warranty"
  • The color and clarity are the OPINION of the lab at the time. Color and clarity results can differ based on when or who grades the diamond. This is why the same diamond can go to the same lab and receive different grades!
  • EGL even states on the bottom of each cert that:
    "Diamond grading is NOT an exact science and this report represents only the best professional OPINION of this company"
If it is just the opinion of one gemologist, why should it be important?

The reason I say diamond certs are not important is because we have all seen a beautiful diamond were the certs did not reflect how beautiful the diamond was! Also, we have all seen a nice looking certificate where the diamond was not pretty. Dimensions alone will not tell you if a diamond is bright or pretty. A diamond is more than a piece of paper." Olympian Diamonds