We understand the imortance
of the Diamond Certificate

We predominantly stock GIA-, HRD-, and IGI-certified diamonds

DIAMOND CERTIFICATES

At Approveddiamonds we understand the importance of the Diamond certificate, not only is it your guarantee as to the exact specifications of your stones, it also enables you to make direct comparisons between like-for-like stones, and by price and quality, thereby ensuring that you get the best value for your money.

We predominantly stock GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Certificated Diamonds but also HRD (Hoge Raad voor Diamant) and IGI (International Gemological Institute) Certificated
Diamonds.

GIA Gemological Institute of America

An independent non-profit organisation, the GIA is renowned for its impartial service as one of the world’s foremost authority in gemmology.

The Institute’s history of groundbreaking scientific research, education, and gemological laboratory services reads as a virtual chronicle of the industry’s own growth and sophistication.

The GIA has a dedicated team of over 800 professionals and it’s Diamond Grading Reports are world renowned for their knowledge, integrity and authority.

HRD Hoge Raad Voor Diamant

HRD (Hoge Raad voor Diamant) The Diamond High Council (HRD), a non-profit organisation, is the official representative of the Belgium diamond industry. It was founded in 1973 in order to co-ordinate and optimise all activities on behalf of the diamond business in general.

The HRD groups the four Belgian diamond bourses, the Federation of Belgian diamond bourses, trade organisations and trade unions and acts as their spokesman. The Diamond High Council is the officially recognised representative organisation of the Belgian diamond business.

IGI International Gemological Institute

Established in Antwerp, New York, Mumbai, Bangkok, Tokyo, Toronto, Los Angeles, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Cavalese and Seoul, IGI is the world’s largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute and is renowned for its quality services, extensive experience and know-how.

IGI, the oldest institute of its kind in Antwerp, was founded in 1975 and along with its sister laboratory in New York, is one of the leading gemological institutions worldwide.

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