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Diamond Grading Report and Appraisal Difference

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If you've never purchased one before, the process can be daunting. You'll need to learn how to tell the difference between a grading report and an appraisal once you've completed your diamond 4Cs education.

A diamond grading report, also known as a certificate, serves as an official "blueprint" of a diamond's quality and characteristics. You'll learn the diamond's exact dimensions and shape, as well as some of the stone's unique characteristics, from it. Diamond grading Report by the GIA is one of the most widely accepted and respected reports. This report is based on GIA's International Diamond grading SystemTM, which was developed nearly 60 years ago, and it provides an objective and scientifically-based evaluation of your stone's characteristics. According to the report, you can rest assured that your precious stone is, in fact, a diamond. You can learn about the characteristics of a diamond by looking at its C.C.C. report. A treatment plan is also included in the report, if it is known at the time.

There is a difference between a grading report and an appraisal. When a diamond is appraised, the value of the stone is estimated. A diamond's value is determined by its current market value and the diamond's quality. However, the information provided by a GIA report is used by appraisers to determine a diamond's value because of its objective assessment of its quality.

Even though the value of a diamond may rise or fall over time, the diamond's quality is not likely to alter. There are three different types of grading reports developed by GIA to document these qualities: the Diamond grading Report®, the Diamond Dossier®, and the Diamond eReport. It is widely accepted that GIA reports are the most accurate and highly regarded official documents of diamond quality.

GIA Diamond grading Report

A plotted diagram of the stone's clarity characteristics and a graphic representation of its proportions, information that serves to identify the individual stone, are included in the Diamond grading Report in addition to the 4Cs.

GIA Diamond Dossier ®

The GIA Diamond grading Report can be condensed down to a more manageable size with the Diamond Dossier, which is available for diamonds weighing between 0.15 and 1.99 carats. The laser inscription of the diamond's unique report number on the stone's girdle replaces the plotted diagram of the clarity characteristics.

GIA Diamond eReport

In addition to a graphic representation of the diamond's proportions, the eReport includes a detailed face up image of the diamond that was captured while it was being graded, making it a paperless report.

It is the goal of GIA grading reports to provide accurate, unbiased, and trustworthy information about a diamond's value. It's important to remember that a diamond report isn't a guarantee or a certificate, and it doesn't provide information on the diamond's monetary worth. Even though a diamond's value cannot be guaranteed, an appraisal serves as a guide to help consumers better understand the potential worth of their stone. A Diamond grading Report will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your special diamond.

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