When a person buys a diamond or a jewelry inlaid with a diamond, a deal will always accompany a gemological certificate. What is this certificate? It is actually an official and certified certificate that lists the properties and features of the diamond itself. Because an average person who is unfamiliar with the diamond world cannot know the value of the diamond or its rating in all kinds of parameters, it can always present the certificate and answer questions related to its diamond. Gemological certificate is required by law not only in the State of Israel though throughout the international jewelry world. The data appearing on the certificate will be familiar to anyone who deals in the professional diamond industry regardless of the country of residence or the language they speak. The certificate actually constitutes a diamond ID and any questions that arise about it – the answer will appear in the gemological certificate.
On whose behalf is the Gemological Certificate issued?
When purchasing a diamond, jewelry or gemstone, the seller will prepare the certificate. There are cases where he himself will issue the certificate and in other cases, for example when the seller is a mediator between the diamond maker and the buyer – the seller will transfer the certificate already in possession of the new diamond owner. Today, there are a number of bodies whose certificates are considered formal, certified and reliable and can be relied upon and kept as a binding and important document. Certificates issued by the recognized international laboratories also grant the approval of the Israeli official body for diamond trade to trade the diamond in question and as mentioned – any exchange of diamond, gemstone or question jewelry embedded in it – also requires the transfer of the gemological certificate to the new owners.
What are the differences between the different gemological certificates?
Different gemological certificates are issued by different laboratories. There are labs that are considered more or less stringent but this difference does not determine the inferiority of the diamond. Overall, one can say that there are a (limited) number of official labs and as long as the gemological certificate is issued by one of these labs – that is the point. At the same time, there are local traders in many countries who are considered reliable, serious and those who work professionally in the diamond industry and can certainly also receive the local certificate issued by them. In any case, it is important to make sure that there is a certificate that features such as carat, diamond cleanliness level, color and weight. There are other instances of data and information that will appear in the certificate and enrich the information about the diamond.
Certified and valid gemological certificates in Israel
Despite its geographical size, Israel is considered a superpower in the international diamond world. There are several labs around the world whose gemological certificates they issue are recognized in Israel and make diamonds recognized and legal, the ones that can be traded. Most of the diamonds in Israel receive their gemological certificate from IGL – International Gemological Lab, a laboratory that has a Ramat Gan representative in the stock exchange. The laboratory staff is skilled, professional and certified to carry out all tests and determinations related to the characteristics of the diamonds that come into the laboratory and the work is performed by the most advanced equipment and accessories currently available in the field. When someone who is proficient in the field is interested in purchasing one or the other diamond – he can count on an IGL certificate to be presented to him and be linked to the diamond he is interested in purchasing.
Do you need the Gemological Certificate? What is its
In a world where diamonds also have a negative side – anyone who deals in the field professionally, legally and regulated must have the necessary gemological certificates. In many countries of the world, especially in the African continent, where very large areas suffer from a lack of orderly rule and rule of law, people are employed in slavery conditions and the value of human life does not even come close to the great monetary value of the diamond. Hence, the existence of a gemological certificate indicates the origin of the diamond and of a legal and correct way that it passed until it reached the point where it is wanted to sell it. Diamonds obtained in crooked or forbidden ways, illegal – they will not have a gemological certificate and in the absence of the certificate to light a severe warning light by anyone on the spot and up to things. The certificate also lists the important features of the diamond and also gives the certificate that the diamond creates in a controlled, legal and regulated manner and no offenses or human life were committed to put his hand on it.
Laboratory Diamonds and Gemological Certificate
In recent decades, there have been very significant developments which now make it possible to produce synthetic diamonds in the laboratory. This is a big line in the world of diamonds and jewelry, as the diamonds created are very high-quality and similar to diamonds carved from the deep layers of the earth’s bark. With the passage of time and the development of diamond production in the laboratory, the price of these diamonds is slowly declining because there is a great deal of financial savings in this way of production, which is also much more humane, moral and friendly – both to the environment (especially to the soil) and to all of humanity. Quite a few thorough examinations and tests have already proved beyond doubt that the diamonds produced in the laboratory are good, high quality and very difficult to distinguish between them and the natural diamonds. Hence – the lab’s diamonds also require them to have a close gemological certificate that details the same data and information that the certificate requires for individual diamonds. Today it definitely exists. The diamonds produced in the laboratory are also given a gemological certificate on each purchase and this is another step towards the overall transfer of the diamond production issue to the laboratories, thus putting an end to all the negative and violent phenomena that currently accompany the world of diamonds.
What comes first – the certificate or diamond selection?
When reaching a point of sale of diamonds, it is very important to be impressed with their appearance and appearance before seeking the gemological certificate and understanding their characteristics. On the one hand – it is very tempting to ask the seller immediately to see the certificate and be guided by the data contained in it. On the other hand – because anyone who does not know the diamond world does not necessarily know what the level of cleanliness or the diamond cutting shape means – it is better for him to be impressed with the selection, to see through his eyes what he likes or less and enjoy the beauty of diamonds. Only in the next step, prior to making the decision on the selected diamond can one check the certificate what the characteristics and different degrees of diamond in the various parameters specified by the certificate. In general, the choice should be based on information from the gemological certificate, from the personal impression of the buyer and, of course, from the seller’s knowledge with which they consult. It is impossible and impossible to base the selection on only one of these three metrics.
Comparison of Diamonds with the help of Gemological
Whether impressed with natural diamonds or laboratory diamonds, comparing some diamonds that are debated between them can bring up quite a bit of information when compared to the gemological certificate of each diamond. Anyone who is not familiar with the differences between different diamonds will not really understand what he sees or how one diamond is superior to the other. With the help of each gemological certificate and with the help of various tools and accessories – it will be possible to examine in depth and see in the eyes the differences that the certificates point to. This is no doubt a fascinating subject for those who have a new diamond distinction. There is a lot to learn from the certificates and it is important to understand their significance.