Below you will find content on the site that is "tagged" with the topic: GIA. GIA is the Gemological Institute of America. They are one of the leading diamond and gem certification labs and educational organizations in the industry.
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How to Tell If a Diamond Is Natural or Lab Grown
How can I know if my diamond is real? This is a question we get all the time, and it’s not as simple as you might think. First, you have to decide what “real” means. If you are not familiar with lab grown diamonds, you might want to check out our introduction to lab grown and synthetic diamonds before continuing with this article. So, now you know that lab grown diamonds are just as real as natural diamonds, but we still want to be able to tell them apart. When... read more »
Understanding the Diamond Buying Game
How would you feel if your favorite soft drink tasted different in every can you drank? You expect a coke to taste like coke everywhere. In business, this is called a commodity. The soda is the same and you can shop based on price or convenience; the product is the same. People like shopping this way. I like it this way. Diamonds are not this way. The four C’s of diamonds are not that old, less then 100 years. Before that system every business and diamond seller had their own system... read more »
Why Sell Your Jewelry to a Gemologist Jewelry Buyer?
These days it seems like just about everyone is buying gold. That’s right, the local corner market near our shop is now proudly displaying a “Cash for Gold” banner. With so many options, it can be difficult to know who to trust, and where you’re going to get the most for your jewelry. If only there was an internationally respected organization that trained and certified jewelers as experts in their field… It is with great pleasure that we announce that Angelo has just received his Graduate Gemologist (GG) degree from... read more »