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The Myth of GIA Certification

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What is the myth? Misleading terminology. Today, terms such as “GIA cert,” “GIA certified,” or “certified by the GIA” are often incorrectly used by jewelers.

The GIA grades loose diamonds and issues a document called a “diamond grading report” – a brief document without a plotting, also referred to as a “diamond dossier.” There is nothing in these documents which uses the term “certified.” These reports are a knowledgeable and educated opinion of the diamond’s characteristics, but by no means are they a guarantee of quality. Remember, a human being is evaluating the diamond.

The GIA and the American Gem Society are both widely respected for the quality of their reports and Haydon & Company provides reports from both where applicable. We review the diamond and the report to ensure the diamond is accurately described and graded.

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