All GIA graded diamonds have a unique serial number laser inscribed on the girdle which enables you to match the diamond to its certification. If you look carefully, you can see the inscription on the girdle of the diamond below.
How can you tell if a diamond is GIA?
The GIA report number appears microscopically engraved on the outer edge (girdle) of the diamond. This gives buyers a unique way of linking their GIA report to the physical diamond. Enter this number into GIA’s website and hey-presto — you have an electronic copy of your diamond grading report.
Are all diamonds laser etched?
Not all diamonds are laser inscribed. Some gemstone manufacturers choose not to pay for this service, which is provided by the diamond certifying authority. In such cases, the stone can also be identified by its inclusions, whose number and location in the stone are unique to each diamond.
Are GIA diamonds etched?
Diamonds accompanied by GIA Diamond Dossiers® typically feature a micro-laser inscription applied to the edge of the diamond. The GIA report number appears microscopically engraved on the outer girdle of the diamond. The laser inscription gives buyers a unique way of linking their GIA report to the diamond itself.
Can you see laser inscription on diamond?
Diamond laser inscription is done using a very small and precise laser beam to lightly etch numbers, letters and even graphics on the girdle of the diamond. The laser inscription can be read using a jewelers’ loupe, but is not visible to the naked eye and does not impact the diamond’s quality or light performance.
Do all diamonds have serial numbers?
Not all diamonds have serial numbers. In the US, only diamonds that have been graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) carry an engraved serial number. The serial number is engraved into the diamond as part of the certification process and matches the number on the diamond’s certificate.
Are there fake GIA certificates?
Every GIA certificate has a Report number associated with it. While people can fake certificates, they can’t fake the actual database’s information. Simply go to GIA Report Check and input the Report Number from the certificate to check for it’s authenticity.
Are all lab diamonds inscribed?
Lab created diamonds are physically, optically, and chemically the same as a mined diamond. … In fact, each lab created diamond is laser inscribed on the diamond’s girdle (the widest part of the diamond) and a report.
Can GIA diamonds be traced?
One important matter to point out is that GIA does not guarantee the diamond is traceable, but rather serves as a reliable grading body on the quality of a diamond. This improves the credibility of a diamond and helps with sales.
How do you remove the laser inscription in Pokemon diamond?
Laser inscription does not damage the diamond. Laser inscription does not change the Color or Clarity grade of a diamond. Laser inscriptions are microscopic and can be viewed with a jeweler’s 10x magnification loupe. Laser inscriptions are permanent, but can be removed by a professional diamond cutter.
Are GIA diamonds numbered?
Diamonds graded by the GIA have serial numbers to prove their authenticity. The serial number on the diamond corresponds with the number on the certificate, so you know it’s a match. The number is engraved on the girdle of the diamond, which is the area of the stone that separates the top from the bottom.
Do Canadian diamonds have serial numbers?
A true Canadian diamond should have a laser inscription on its girdle with a serial number. They also should be accompanied by a trade logo such as the Canadamark symbol, the words Ice on Fire, maple leaf or polar bear.