Here at Brilliance, we want each customer to make an informed decision when choosing a certified diamond so that they will be completely satisfied with their purchase. When deciding which certification to go with, it is important to understand the vital differences between the diamond grading techniques of the two laboratories. http://blog.brilliance.com/2009/gia-vs-egl

GIA vs. EGL Certification

The good people at created this excellent infographic pitting EGL vs GIA's diamond grading.

Diamond Buying Guide. GIA (040114)

Every REEDS Signature diamond is evaluated by the Gemological Institute of America, the largest and most respected nonprofit source of Gemological Knowledge in the world.

A list of the characteristics that may appear on a diamond clarity plotting diagram, along with their corresponding symbols, in a GIA Diamond Grading Report.

Diamond Inclusion Chart - A list of the characteristics that may appear on a diamond clarity plotting diagram, along with their corresponding symbols, in a GIA Diamond Grading Report.

Read on for GIA’s Diamond Shape buyers guide to some of the most frequently seen diamond shapes, and their defining attributes. Share with friends and family alike!

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GIA created the 4Cs (Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight) as a universal method for establishing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world. These are are scales for color, clarity and cut. (032813)

GIA created the (Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight), universal method for establishing the quality of diamond

A classic ultra-sparkler in glorious icy-white! A beautifully modeled emerald-cut diamond, weighing 1.53 carats, beams bright and beautiful from within an elegantly understated platinum setting modestly embellished with tiny round diamonds twinkling on the top half of the ring shank. Simply stunning. Accompanied by a GIA Diamond Grading Report stating: D color - VS2 clarity. Currently ring size 5 1/2.

1.53 Carat Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring - GIA D VS2

A classic ultra-sparkler in glorious icy-white! A beautifully modeled emerald-cut diamond, weighing 1.53 carats, beams bright and beautiful from within an elegantly understated platinum setting modestly embellished with tiny round diamonds twinkling on the top half of the ring shank. Simply stunning. Accompanied by a GIA Diamond Grading Report stating: D color - VS2 clarity. Currently ring size 5 1/2.

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Dating back to the first or second decade of the twentieth-century, at arm's length this classic halo ring, featuring a bright-white and brilliant 1.29 carat European-cut diamond, has the look and circumference of a 5 carat diamond. The gorgeous stone, accompanied by a GIA Diamond Grading Report stating: I color - SI2 clarity, is encircled by a dozen small sizzling European-cut diamonds for an ultra-sparkling effect. A stunning vintage classic, currently ring size 6.

Dating back to the first or second decade of the twentieth-century, at arm's length this classic halo ring, featuring a bright-white and brilliant 1.29 carat European-cut diamond, has the look and circumference of a 5 carat diamond. The gorgeous stone, accompanied by a GIA Diamond Grading Report stating: I color - SI2 clarity, is encircled by a dozen small sizzling European-cut diamonds for an ultra-sparkling effect. A stunning vintage classic, currently ring size 6.

Traditional and timeless, this straight ahead three-stone diamond engagement ring, dating from the mid-20th-century, features an icy white and sparkling round brilliant-cut diamond, weighing .71 carat, accompanied by a GIA Diamond Grading Report stating: E color - VS2 clarity. The scintillating stone beams between a pair of small single-cut diamonds, all presented in a sleek hand-fabricated platinum mounting. Classic. Currently ring size 5 1/4.

Vintage Platinum .71 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring - GIA E VS2

Traditional and timeless, this straight ahead three-stone diamond engagement ring, dating from the mid-20th-century, features an icy white and sparkling round brilliant-cut diamond, weighing .71 carat, accompanied by a GIA Diamond Grading Report stating: E color - VS2 clarity. The scintillating stone beams between a pair of small single-cut diamonds, all presented in a sleek hand-fabricated platinum mounting. Classic. Currently ring size 5 1/4.

Petite Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring. Radiant 1.60 Ctw. Color: D Clarity: VS2 Cut: Super Ideal Certification: GIA Diamond/Gem Cost: $10,524 Metal: Platinum Setting Cost: $795 www.brilliance.com

Petite Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring. Radiant 1.60 Ctw. Color: D Clarity: VS2 Cut: Super Ideal Certification: GIA Diamond/Gem Cost: $10,524 Metal: Platinum Setting Cost: $795 www.brilliance.com

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A rare and resplendent original Asscher-cut diamond (circa 1920s-30s), weighing 4.71 carats, accompanied by a GIA Diamond Grading Report stating: H color - VVS2 clarity, radiates from within a hand-fabricated platinum mounting (newly created to replace the timeworn original) modestly embellished on each shoulder with a trio of flush-set French-cut diamonds in this classic dynamic dazzler. Few come as fine or as fabulous as this chic and sophisticated statement ring. Currently ring size 6…

4.71 Carat Asscher-Cut Diamond Ring - GIA H VVS2

A rare and resplendent original Asscher-cut diamond (circa 1920s-30s), weighing 4.71 carats, accompanied by a GIA Diamond Grading Report stating: H color - VVS2 clarity, radiates from within a hand-fabricated platinum mounting (newly created to replace the timeworn original) modestly embellished on each shoulder with a trio of flush-set French-cut diamonds in this classic dynamic dazzler. Few come as fine or as fabulous as this chic and sophisticated statement ring. Currently ring size 6…

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