Certified Diamonds:
Certified diamonds refer to a polished diamond that has undergone quality analysis such as GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and are issued with a certificate. The leading gemological laboratories act as impartial authorities on diamond identity and quality, remaining separate from transactions. Non-certified diamonds, prevalent in the market, lack formal laboratory grading.
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For consumers investing in high-value diamonds, a laboratory report is highly recommended and cost-effective. Spending a few hundred pounds to document the quality of a diamond worth thousands is a prudent decision. Conversely, purchasing a non-certified diamond for a substantial sum can pose significant risks.

Regardless as to whether a diamond is non-certified or certified, it does not in fact mean that is of poor quality. Several factors may result in a commercial-grade diamond lacking a lab report, despite its size and value. To offer diamonds more affordably, dealers and jewellers often opt out of obtaining lab reports, particularly for common commercial-quality diamonds in smaller to medium sizes. Whereas, high-quality diamonds in larger sizes typically undergo lab grading before entering the market. At Chloe’s Jewellers, we prioritise covering these assessments internally to maintain affordability for our customers.

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Regardless of the diamond type you're considering, it's crucial to engage with trustworthy diamond professionals. By seeking out reputable professionals, you ensure a secure and informed diamond purchasing experience.