GIA vs IGI Lab Diamonds: Side by Side Comparison

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Crafting the symbol to represent your love begins with one brilliant jewel. 💍✨ To ensure your piece's quality and authenticity, choose only a lab diamond graded by the GIA or IGI. In this blog, we put the two head to head, helping you discover which one best suits her forever piece. 

The Importance of Lab Diamond Certification

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Daphne Ring with a 3ct D VVS1

But why get a graded lab-grown diamond in the first place? While certified gemstones may cost more, they give you something that uncertified jewels cannot: Confidence.

  1. Confidence in 4Cs. 🔍 These world renowned bodies use precise techniques to measure each lab diamond's characteristics. So when a GIA or IGI Certificate says your gem is an E color, there will be no doubt in your mind that it's 100% true.
  2. Confidence in Security. 🔒 These institutes add a layer of protection by inscribing lab-grown diamonds with a unique serial number that matches your report.
  3. Confidence in Authenticity. 💎 With a genuine GIA or IGI Report, you are positive that her brilliant jewel is a legitimate lab-grown diamond. No questions asked.

GIA vs IGI Lab Diamonds: Compared

Now, let's get to it. We compared the two institutes head to head below:

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Aside from this comparison, the only important difference to note is that IGI's Ideal Rating for round cuts is equivalent to GIA's Excellent Rating. When it comes to fancy cuts like oval, emerald, pear, etc., both certifying bodies use the same grading scale.

Choosing Between the World's Best

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Verona Pavé Lab Diamond with a 1.25ct D VVS2

You can never really go wrong when choosing between the largest gemstone institutes around the globe. Our expert advise? Focus on what truly matters. 💚

Whichever you choose, one thing's for sure—whether you go with a GIA or an IGI-certified jewel, you can be confident that her dazzling Engagement Ring is an heirloom piece that will last for more than a lifetime.