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Which certification is better GIA or IGI?
GIA is often held up as the gold standard of diamond grading while other labs are purported to have looser grading standards. For two diamonds of the same carat, color, and clarity grade, an IGI certified diamond is on average 12\% cheaper than a GIA certified diamond.
Is VS1 or VS2 better?
What do the numbers 1 and 2 mean? A VS1 diamond has slightly fewer and smaller inclusions than a VS2 diamond. In other words, a VS1 diamond is slightly better than a VS2 diamond.
Which is better VS1 or VVS1?
The VVS category is divided into two grades; VVS1 denotes a higher clarity grade than VVS2. The VS category is divided into two grades; VS1 denotes a higher clarity grade than VS2.
How do I pick the right diamond?
How to Pick a Diamond
- Choose Your Diamond Shape. The shape of your diamond is the launching point of your ring’s design.
- Select Your Carat Weight.
- Narrow Down on Cut Quality.
- Select Clarity Grade.
- Compare Similar Diamonds.
- Verify the Certificate.
- Get an Expert Opinion.
- Make the Purchase.
Is G or H better diamond?
As we mentioned above, the H color grade is part of the “near-colorless” range of the diamond color scale developed by the GIA. In fact, the H color is actually the second-highest color grade in this category (G is the highest, with D, E and F part of the “colorless” range).
Which certificated diamonds are best?
GIA Certification. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is the most well-respected and renowned diamond grading entity.
What does it mean to buy a certified Diamond?
Diamonds are certified to confirm the physical attributes of a diamond by a professional and trusted gemologist. This means that when you are buying a diamond, the certificate is there to protect you.
What is the best diamond grade?
A flawless diamond may have the best clarity grade but it doesn’t guarantee that the diamond will look stunning. In fact, a diamond with a SI1 or SI2 grade can be eye clean and look just as good to the naked eye.
What are the different types of diamond certification?
Currently there are a slew of diamond certificates offered by various companies. However, only a few are considered reputable and widely used. Among these, three certificates stand out the most: GIA (Gemological Instutute of America) , EGL (European Gemological Laboratory), and HRD (Hoge Raad Voor Diamant).