How to buy a GIA certified Diamond

Author: Claudio   Date Posted:1 May 2011 

The Gemological Institute of America has been entrusted with grading some of the world’s most famous diamonds and brings the same unmatched expertise to grading yours.  Independent and nonprofit, GIA is considered the final word on a diamond’s authenticity and quality.  GIA developed the 4Cs and the International Diamond Grading System™, the standard used around the globe.

GIA screens every gemstone to identify synthetics, simulants and known treatments.  Expert gemologists examine each diamond under controlled lighting and viewing conditions, in order to provide the most rigorous assessments of a diamond’s 4Cs.  Every GIA grading report contains these assessments along with additional descriptive information and state-of the-art security features.  Buying a diamond is a momentous decision. GIA reports let you make it with confidence.

To search and/or buy a GIA diamond you have to follow steps below:

1. Go to our main page:

2. Scroll down and click on the 'Diamonds' icon

3. Click on 'Red Box Diamonds' icon - all certified diamonds are listed here

4. Select 'cut' by moving the right arrow to Excellent. Do not select only 'Ideal cut' as GIA best cut grade is 'Excellent'

5. Select the 'Size', 'Clarity' and the 'Color' you need

6. Under 'Report', click all others but GIA - GIA icon has to show blue

7. If you scroll down, you should now see a list with selected diamonds. Click '+' on the left to see details about each diamond.

8. Click the 'serial number' to bring more details and the video (if there is one). In most cases there is a video and it will be located under the picture.

9. Under 'Product Details' click 'GIA' link to see the grading report on GIA's website.

You saw picture, video and GIA report - if you like the diamond and would like to buy it then:

10. Click 'Add to Quote'

11. Click 'My Chart'

12. Click 'Submit Inquiry'

13. Fill in the personal details and click 'Send'

We will then contact you for payment options. Once paid the diamond will delivered to you in approximate 7 days.