Lab Diamond Authenticity: A Beginner Guide
There's no doubt that an Engagement Ring is one of the most important purchases of your life. So you'd want to make it as perfect as possible—in terms of its beauty, quality, and of course, authenticity. Read further below for our guide to help you choose a genuine lab diamond jewel to place at the heart and center of her forever piece.
IGI and GIA: World-Class Reliability for Lab-Grown Diamonds
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) are the best in grading lab diamonds around the globe. They evaluate these stunning jewels using the 4Cs and more measurements as indicated in their respective reports.
With an IGI or GIA report, you are 100% sure:
- That yours is a lab diamond jewel,
- Of its physical characteristics and measurements,
- And most importantly, that it's authentic and holds precious value
A Beginner's Guide to Verifying a Lab Diamond's Authenticity
While an IGI or GIA certificate says a lot about a jewel's origins, here are other ways to guarantee you get the brilliant piece that represents your true love.
1. Choose a Trusted Jeweller
The best way to ensure you're getting your money's worth is by selecting a reputable jeweller. Read what their previous clients say, ask if they're duly registered, and check if they are part of the Guild of Philippine Jewellers, Inc. (GPJI). With a dependable jeweller, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your ring's sparkle comes from only the world's best.
2. Verify your IGI or GIA Certificate
Unfortunately, there are some who recreate certificates to sell other gemstones as lab diamonds. It's a good thing though that IGI and GIA are making appropriate actions. Simply input your report number in their respective websites below and see if their information matches yours.
Verify your report here:
3. Diamond Tester
Here is another way to check if your piece holds an authentic lab diamond. After pressing the pointer to your engagement piece, this device sends heat into the stone and measures how fast the stone conducts heat. Since lab diamonds are physically, chemically, and optically the same as natural diamonds, both will easily pass the diamond tester.
4. Sparkle Test
This next test relies solely on your eyes. Lab diamonds display light differently from other precious stones like Moissanite or White Sapphire. As such, you can check your gemstone's authenticity by observing if it sparkles similarly with other lab-grown diamonds.
Test yourself HERE at our Instagram Page.
5. Fog Test
While somewhat inaccurate, this another way to check your lab diamond is genuine. Simply hold the ring and breathe on it until a light fog appears. If yours is a lab-grown diamond piece, then the fog will go away immediately. This happens because of a diamond's heat conduction, allowing the fog to dissipate almost instantly.
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