Certified is Better
When buying any gemstones, or jewellery with gemstones, it is always a good idea to ensure you have either a Gemmological Certificate or Valuation to authenticate them. This ensures security of your purchase, and eliminates any uncertainty surrounding the transaction.
What are Gemmological Certificates?
A Gemmological Certificate is a document prepared by either a Gemmologist or Valuer stating the nature of a specific gemstone. This can be used as legal tender for proving the authenticity of a gemstone. It does not provide a monetary valuation. Some Gemmological Certificates, such as those issued by the Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) contain a plethora of information such as clarity, exact dimensions, lab findings, such as Refractive Indices, Specific Gravity (Density), and sometimes even a map of the gemstone. Diamond Certificates typically have this information and often contain a laser inscription code from somewhere on the gemstone (usually on the girdle).
What are Valuations?
A Valuation is a certificate, which can provide a value to a gemstone. This is useful for insurance and other purposes. A Valuation can sometimes act as a Gemmological Certificate, if the issuer is qualified in both fields.
Beaut Gems has a Gemmologist on staff and use highly regarded independent Gemmologists and Valuers, to certify all our gemstones. Should you desire an up-to-date Certification, we can surely arrange for one.