Some well-known gem certification labs you’re more likely to come across are GIA, AGS, GCAL, IGI, EGL, GSI, etc. Out of these, we are going to discuss the Gemological Institute of America in detail. So, let’s start.
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What is GIA?
Is every diamond in the market graded by the Gemological Institute of America?
Do I need a graded diamond?
How to get a diamond graded by the GIA?
Do GIA-graded diamonds cost more?
Why do GIA graded diamonds worth more?
A GIA graded diamond’s worth is based on the lab’s more accurate and stricter grading standards than its counterparts. Due to this, they are valued higher. For example, for a GIA graded diamond worth 1.5 carats, round cut, G color, and SI1 clarity, you’ll be asked to pay around $13000 while for any other lab, say, EGL USA, it may go as high as $10000.
What are the prominent locations of the world’s most respected gemological laboratory, GIA?
The lab is located at several locations like Belgium, Thailand, China, India, Japan, the USA, Botswana, South Africa, and Israel.
How can I send my diamond for analysis at GIA?
You can simply send your diamond to the laboratory through any retailer for packaging, shipping, and insuring the item. He will remove the diamond from its setting as the lab issues report for only unmounted stones.