How much does a GIA grading report cost?

A GIA Diamond Grading Report costs $78 for diamonds that are . 15+ carats. The report evaluates the 4C’s, includes a plotted clarity diagram, shape and cutting style, GIA cut grade, measurements, weight, polish and symmetry, fluorescence, color-treatments and an optional laser inscription.

What is a good grading for diamonds?

For Round Cut diamonds 1 carat or over, a VS1 or VS2 will give you an eye-clean stone. The larger the diamond (carat weight can be a factor), the easier it is to see inclusions. Emerald Cuts, Asscher Cuts and Baguettes: Step cut diamonds show imperfections more readily. Go with a VS2 in these shapes for the best value.

Does GIA grade rough diamonds?

GIA collects data and images for rough analysis. Once GIA receives the polished diamond, GIA uses markers and data identified during the analysis of the rough to scientifically match the polished diamond to its original rough, confirming the diamond’s country of origin.

How much is a GIA diamond report?

A GIA diamond grading report for a diamond weighing less than 1 carat (0.70 carats – 0.99 carats) costs $78, whereas a diamond weighing the standard weight of 1 carat costs $110. For diamonds weighing 2 carats or more, you’ll be looking at the cost of $180 and up.

Is a GIA diamond worth more?

Why are GIA graded diamonds worth more? Because, the diamond market knows that the grading standards for GIA are much stricter than those of EGL USA. Thus they are valued higher.

Do GIA certified diamonds cost more?

Having a diamond graded by GIA is not expensive. GIA charges as little as $48 for a grading report for a diamond weighing 0.70 ct to 0.99 ct, and as little as $80 for a diamond weighing 1.00 ct to 1.49 ct. (Most jewelers factor grading fees into the price of the diamond.)

Are GIA diamonds more expensive?

Is VVS2 better than VS1?

There aren’t many differences between VS1 and VVS2 diamonds, but you’ll pay different prices depending on which clarity grade you decide on. Diamonds in the VVS2 range are considered the best value of the higher clarities — and it won’t compromise your diamond’s brilliance.

Is James Allen GIA?

Is James Allen GIA certified? Yes, sells GIA certified diamonds. James Allen also certifies with AGS or IGI. Each and every diamond they sell is certified by one of these independent agencies.

How trustworthy is GIA?

Gemological Institute of America (GIA) The largest and most trusted gemological laboratory, the GIA diamond grading standards for the Four Cs have become the internationally accepted standard. Their grading is highly consistent and reliable. You can trust their grades and high standards.

How are diamonds graded by Gia?

How Diamonds Are Graded By GIA. Diamonds are submitted for GIA certification by the diamond’s current owner (usually the diamond cutter or dealer, but often a retailer or sometimes even the end consumer). A diamond is submitted by the owner (left) and checked in by GIA client services (right) The grading process begins when the diamond arrives at the GIA lab.

How do I get a GIA grading report?

The most convenient way to obtain a GIA Diamond Grading Report, Diamond Origin Report, Diamond Dossier ® or Diamond Focus ™ Report is through a local fine jewelry retailer . Retail jewelers are uniquely qualified to obtain a GIA report and to explain its contents.

What are diamond grading reports?

A GIA Diamond Grading Report is your assurance that your diamond is a natural diamond, with disclosure of any treatment to enhance color or clarity. The grading reports issued by GIA (Gemological Institute of America), are recognized as the most respected and impartial reporting in the diamond industry.

How does Gia grade colored diamonds?

A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue, like a drop of pure water, and consequently, a higher value. GIA’s D-to-Z diamond color-grading system measures the degree of colorlessness by comparing a stone under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions to masterstones of established color value.