Before purchasing a diamond, you should expect to review a copy of its certificate as proof that it has undergone an unbiased, professional examination.
What Is A Certificate?
A diamond certificate, also called a diamond grading report, diamond dossier®, or diamond quality document, is a report created by a team of gemologists. The diamond is evaluated, measured, and scrutinized using trained eyes, a jeweler’s loupe, a microscope, and other industry tools. A completed certificate includes an analysis of the diamond’s dimensions, clarity, color, polish, symmetry, and other characteristics. Many round diamonds will also include a cut grade on the report.
TheArmak Diamonds Are Certified
Every loose diamond sold by Armak has been analyzed and graded by either the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)or the American Gem Society Laboratories (AGSL). These two laboratories are among the most respected laboratories in the diamond industry, and are known for their consistency and unbiased diamond grading systems. Diamonds that are accompanied by these grading reports are the most highly valued in the industry.
In addition to being graded by either the GIA or the AGSL, all TheArmak Signature Collection diamonds are certified byGCAL. This additional certification provides a second independent and authoritative analysis of your diamond. GCAL also verifies that your diamond meets all of the demanding quality requirements of the TheArmak Signature Collection diamonds.
View Certificates While Shopping
If you are interested in a specific certified diamond at TheArmak , you can view its certificate on our site before purchase. We offer a variety of grading reports and documentation:
- GIA Diamond Grading Report
- GIA Diamond Dossier®
- AGSL Diamond Quality Document
- GCAL Certificate of Diamond Authenticity
- Armak Appraisal
If you are interested in a diamond and a certificate is not available for viewing on the site, simply contact a diamond and jewelry consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-Armak-01 (276-2501).
More About Cut
TheArmak uses cut grades provided by GIA and AGSL whenever these are available. Many diamonds graded by the GIA prior to January 1st, 2007 do not have such grading. If a cut grade is not provided by one of these laboratories, TheArmak defaults to a proportion system that uses measurements of depth and table to determine the amount of brilliance in a particular diamond’s cut. Learn more about how TheArmak provides cut grades that allow you to compare diamonds using consistent criteria.