Fine Jewelry Pros works closely with accredited gemological laboratories such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the International Gemological Institute (IGI). Upon request from our customers, we will send loose diamonds or diamond jewelry pieces to be certified with third party laboratories.

Here are the common options:

Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

The GIA specializes in certifying loose diamonds. The company issues one certificate for each diamond they certify. Certifying diamonds with the GIA is recommended for diamond stud earrings and engagement rings’ center stones. Certifying diamond jewelry items such as a diamond tennis bracelet or diamond necklace is usually not cost effective to do with the GIA because they issue certificates for each diamond and charge per certificate. In such cases the total cost of the certification can end up being more than the jewelry item itself.

Click here to see a sample of the GIA Certificate. Fine Jewelry Pros cannot control the format of the certificates issued by the GIA. The samples of the certificates are merely illustrations and the actual format may be different.

International Gemological Information (IGI)

IGI a division of IGI was established in New York in 1981, as a source for unbiased appraisals of gems and jewelry. IGI is totally independent of all commercial sales organizations and does not trade in diamonds or precious stones. Thus, IGI is able to provide independent, accurate appraisals, identification reports, as well as appraisal updates and estimates in cases of loss, theft or damage. These monetary valuations are based on a constant surveillance of current retail prices through the use of a computerized network. This network monitors a cross section of the pricing structure throughout the world by means of national and international surveys.

Click here to see a sample of the IGI Certificate. Fine Jewelry Pros cannot control the format of the certificates issued by the IGI. The samples of the certificates are merely illustrations and the actual format may be different.

Appraisal Reports

IGI´s Appraisal Report provides a description of the gem of article of jewelry. It thoroughly documents the jewelry´s - its identification, weight, measurements, shape, cut, finish, proportions, clarity, color, and when appropriate, the quantity of precious stones. Also included are the identification, content and weight of precious metals. To further identify the item, an enlarged color photograph showing the details – and in the case of diamonds, a diagram indicating inclusions if any – is also provided (.95 ct. and above). Finally, the Appraisal Report states the estimated retail replacement value for insurance purposes. The valuations are expressed in U.S. dollars, euro or other appropriate currency. Consumers, retailers, jewelers, insurance companies, public accountants, financial planners, commercial banks and estate executors are assured of the most reliable and accurate gemological appraisal reports available today, thanks to IGI’s advanced technology and superior expertise in the field of gems and jewelry. IGI’s experienced appraisers convert the grading information of gems and jewelry into retail replacement values for insurance purpose. These results are based on continuous international monitoring of retail prices charged by established retail stores.

After you receive your IGI appraisal report with your jewelry item, you can verify it online. Click here to verify your report.

Adding a Third Party Certificate to Your Order

Adding a certificate to your order is easy.

GIA certificate GIA certificate (specializes in certifying loose diamonds ½ carats or above; ideal for engagement rings and stud earrings): GIA diamonds are priced differently and are usually more expensive than non-certified diamonds. Contact an Fine Jewelry Pros representative for a special price quote 877-265-6533 or email us at Service@FineJewelryPros.com.

IGI certificate (ideal for diamond jewelry; bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings): check the IGI checkbox on the product customization page (under the Select Diamond Quality section) to add the certificate to your order. You will also see the price of the certificate.

Questions? If you have additional questions or would like to have your order certified with a third party laboratory, please call us at 877-265-6533 or email us at Service@FineJewelryPros.com..