So, it’s finally that special time in your life when you’re ready to get married and are looking for an engagement ring. Somewhere along the way you’ve probably heard the term GIA diamond.

GIA stands for the Gemological Institute of America. This organization grades diamonds against its own test of quality so that you know exactly what you’re buying. A diamond having been graded by the non profit organization does not attest to its superior quality or cause for a markup in price. It simply means that the diamond was examined by a professional and its quality ( which obviously directly correlates to its price) was recorded on what is called a GIA report.

A large percentage of diamonds in the industry have been graded by the GIA, and when hearing that your selection has been, you should definitely ask to see its GIA report. While the document won’t outright declare the price it believes the diamond is worth, the report allows the transparency of the diamonds personal information that give you the security you need when purchasing.

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