What is a Diamond Certificate?
Diamond certificates verify a diamond’s specifications, which includes the carat weight, and the grade associated with each of the other 3 C’s, its color, clarity and cut. One should never purchase a diamond without a diamond certificate.
The cost of a diamond is determined by an examination and grading of the four objective characteristics widely known as the 4C’s; Carat, Color, Clarity and Cut.These four characteristics and their relationship to each other determines the diamond’s value. While many make the assumption that carat is the most important of the 4C’s, the other three-color, clarity and cut actually impact more on the diamond’s appearance.