(Closed) What certification does your diamond have?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What certification does your diamond have?
    GIA : (47 votes)
    82 %
    AGS : (1 votes)
    2 %
    IGI : (1 votes)
    2 %
    EGL : (5 votes)
    9 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee

    @aggiemae:  I honestly do not know much about certifications. My cert paperwork reads GIA though.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Mine is also GIA

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Mine is GIA. Pricescope and lots of people will say GIA is what you should stick with. However, you just need to do your research. From my understanding IGI is what most of the retail/mall/department stores (ie: Macys) give you with their rings. I dont think it means it is worse. In my opinion they all come from the same places anyway so if you love it then get it!

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Mine is GIA

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Mine is AGS. 

    Post # 10
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    127 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Mine is GIA

    Post # 11
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    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Mine is GIA as well.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Mine is GIA…I would never buy a diamond that wasn’t certified by either AGS or GIA. Generally, a jeweler determines where they will send the stone to get certified. IF a jeweler expects the stone will grade high, they will send it to GIA or AGS, since they can sell the stone at a premium (these are the most well respected company’s in the US as far as grading for accuracy)..if a jeweler thinks it might grade lower through GIA or AGS, they will often send the stone to another company (EGL, IGI, etc.) which generally has more flexible guidelines for measurement…a stone that would come back a G in color through GIA, might come back a D through EGL and they can sell it for higher…likewise a stone that might be graded as “good” on the GIA scale for “cut”, could be graded as “excellent” on the IGI/EGL scale.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    GIA

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I suggest adding a poll. 

     

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Oh and mine is GIA 🙂

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