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It is finally worth noting that you have the option of purchasing a stone either with or without an accompanying report that states its unique colour, proportions, carat weight and clarity.

Whilst not essential, some people prefer the assurance of quality that a certificate affords. The most well known grading institute would probably be the 'GIA' (the Gemmological Institute of America) which is internationally regarded as the most reliable and stringent of laboratories. There are however many other grading institutes of equal integrity.

A report will show the purchaser their stone's individual blue-print and comes with its own reference which is recorded and can be traced back to the laboratory at which it was tested. To learn more about GIA please click link:


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