Houses have deeds. Vehicles have titles and registration. It only makes sense that you have similar documentation for something as precious as your diamond purchase.
A diamond grading report isn't an appraisal. It is the scientific blueprint of a stone's exact quality characteristics. A GIA Diamond Grading Report is your assurance that your diamond is a natural diamond, with clear disclosure of any treatment to enhance color or clarity. The report provides the kind of clear evidence that is vital to a confident purchase.
GIA is a research and educational institute and does not sell diamonds, nor represent the sellers of diamonds. Instead, GIA acts as an independent, impartial entity for assessing and delivering comprehensive gem information.
A GIA Diamond Grading Report™ not only provides expert analysis of carat, color, cut and clarity, it also contains a plotting diagram that clearly shows a diamond's inclusions. All GIA reports contain security features such as a hologram, security screen and microprint lines that prevent them from being forged or duplicated.
Gem owners around the world have sought out GIA reports because of their scrupulous and impartial evaluation. Diamond merchants recognize that stones bearing GIA reports have instant credibility in the marketplace. Those who buy, sell or curate the world's most important diamonds, including the legendary Hope and the De Beers Centenary, rely on GIA.