Diamond Certifications

Chase Your Jeweler

At Chase Your Jeweler, you can rest assured that we are accredited and certified by the most important organizations that deal with diamond purchases. Furthermore, for your benefit, we recommend that you purchase a diamond that has been certified by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America).

GIA-Gemological Institute of America

The Gemological Institute of America is a non-profit educational institution that specializes in diamonds and their certification.

AGS-American Gem Society

American Gem Society (AGS) is operated and funded by a singular industry trade group. The AGS has close ties to the GIA in terms of its certification grading scale, but is less strict than the GIA. Unlike GIA however, which utilized a letter-based grading scale, the AGS employes a 1-10 number scale to label all diamonds.

EGL-European Gemological Laboratory

European Gemological Laboratory (EGL) is a more renown in the European Union and Asia. In the United States, the EGL is deemed as unreliable  and we must inform your that at Chase Your Jeweler, we do not work with this type of certification. 

GSI-Gemological Science International

Gemological Science International (GSI) dates back to New York City in 2005. The GSI had planned to make a profit from diamond companies that focused their business to large retail corporations. Furthermore, the GSI offers appraisal and grading services. However, their grades are inconsistent and have a tendency to be quite unreliable.

IGI-International Gemological Institute

International Gemological Institute (IGI) was created in 1975. From that date, the IGI has become the largest and most independent gemological laboratory in the globe, with offices located in cities like New York to Hong Kong. Despite its grandeur, the IGI grading system is up to three grades off from GIA certifications.

Why Does My Diamond Need A Proper Certification?

Simply put, at ChaseYourJeweler, we want you to truly know your diamond inside-out. Just like buying the home of your dreams, purchasing a diamond is a significant purchase. With that in mind, as a diamond buyer, you’ll want to fully comprehend the specifics of your diamond all around. Going back to the “house” example, when you buy a house, you get a deed. For our sake, the certification is the diamond’s “deed.” Think of it as your safety net or receipt as a a diamond buyer!

Our Recommendation

At ChaseYourJeweler, we recommend our clients to only purchase diamonds that have been certified by the GIA. If you have any other questions, ask us! We’re here to make sure that you know exactly what type of diamond you are purchasing. This will protect you and your diamond’s value for generations to come.

Have Any Questions?

Do you have questions or concerns? There are absolutely no commitments when getting in contact with us. We are here to empower you throughout your diamond-buying journey!

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