The Importance of Diamond Evaluation

A diamond grading report is an assessment of a loose, natural diamond’s color, cut, clarity, and carat weight. Basically, a grading report is determined by a diamond’s unique characteristics and details, which may be hidden from the naked eye.

These reports are issued once a diamond has been evaluated by a gemological laboratory, like the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and are used simply as an assurance tool for consumers and retailers to help them identify a diamond’s authenticity. This helps with understanding the factors that influence a diamond’s price and overall worth. H&A International Jewelry is happy to facilitate this service and we are your Atlanta source if you are looking for a certification.


GIA Diamond Grading Reports

H&A International Jewelry
H&A International Jewelry

There are many benefits of having a gem lab report:

  • Unbiased objective comparison
  • Quality and authenticity assurance
  • Increased overall value
  • Higher resale asking price

GIA is the most trusted and reliable laboratory used for diamond and gemstone evaluation and comparison. For over 50 years, diamond jewelers have noted and called on GIA for their valuable Diamond Grading Report to assess a diamond’s authenticity, quality, and ultimate value. The GIA is known for developing the 4Cs associated with diamonds: cut, clarity, color, and carat weight, as well as the GIA International Diamond Grading System™, which was the first universally accepted grading system to objectively assess, evaluate, and compare loose diamonds. It’s safe to say that GIA set the bar for diamond documentation, and that bar is very high!

H&A International Jewelry
H&A International Jewelry

The GIA Diamond Grading Report includes an assessment of a diamond’s 4Cs, a plotted clarity diagram defining a diamond’s characteristics, and a charted graph displaying a diamond’s proportions. GIA also has a Dossier certificate that doesn’t have a plot. This is given to diamonds under 1ct in size.

The GIA Laboratory will only issue a grading report for a diamond that is in a loose, un-mounted, and natural state.  There are also certain color range and carat weight specifications that come into play, as well as various other factors when analyzing and grading a diamond.

You can read more about GIA grading reports here.

Other Gemological Labs

H&A loose diamonds, with available certificates, have been analyzed and graded by either the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the American Gem Society Laboratories (AGSL). In the diamond industry, these two laboratories are highly trusted and are the most widely used experts for diamond assessment. Diamonds with grading reports by either laboratory are the most valuable in the industry.

Diamonds without lab reports are available, if you are interested in learning more. We can offer our customers and clients the necessary knowledge and guidance needed when selecting a diamond.

H&A International Jewelry
H&A International Jewelry

H&A International Jewelry maintains a vast inventory of laboratory-evaluated loose diamonds accompanied by gemological grading reports/certificates at our showrooms. You can visit our showroom at our headquarters and manufacturing facility in Atlanta, GA, or our showroom in Oklahoma City, OK, to see our beautiful selection. At H&A, we use premium-quality diamonds for all our jewelry products.

Due to the fact that H&A is a direct diamond importer, jewelry manufacturer, diamond cutter, and full-service jeweler, we are able to offer the best available diamonds and jewelry at prices previously offered only to wholesale dealers, brokers, and retail stores. We believe in providing customers with honest value.

View Reports at Our Showroom

Many H&A loose diamonds available for purchase have already been assessed by a gemological laboratory for grading and identification. These reports are available for your inspection and are provided to you once the purchase has been made.

Interested in a diamond at H&A? You can view its certificate at our showroom prior to making your purchase. A number of grading reports and documentation are available for inspection when shopping H&A loose diamonds.

If you are interested in one of our loose diamonds, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our reputable diamond and jewelry consultants for assistance.