What should I know about Diamond certification? by Emylee Like stars in the night sky or snowflakes, no two diamonds are alike. Each diamond is unique like a fingerprint, as they contain a number of properties that make them special. While we believe your jewelry will be valuable beyond measure because it is customized so thoughtfully by you, those unique properties are classified in terms of the Four Cs of Diamonds - Cut, Clarity, Color, and Carat Weight - which are used to determine the dollar value of a given diamond. At Gemvara, our Mined and Lab colorless diamonds above one-third carat are accompanied by a third-party laboratory report – typically from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) which is recognized as one of the world’s top authorities on grading diamonds. These graded certificates assure a diamond's quality so you can feel confident in its value. Non-partial diamond experts blindly grade and rate diamonds, giving the purchaser unbiased information about a stone’s quality and value. The certification of diamond quality, or grading report, contains information on diamond shape, cut, color, clarity, carat weight, proportions and finish. When considering your purchase, rest assured that all of our diamonds have Kimberley Process Warrants, as well, confirming that they are conflict-free. We have tens of thousands of diamonds to choose from, and will help you find that unique stone that works with your budget and her style, and more importantly, makes it the perfect diamond for both of you. Unlike diamonds, there is no accepted grading system for colored gemstones. But Gemvara has very high standards for its gemstones, which are all hand selected for their beauty. Our fine quality gemstones are very well cut, with lively brilliance and very good polish. Gemvara selects premium medium-toned gems in each variety so that they complement each other in styles with multiple gems. Whether you choose a diamond engagement ring or a gemstone engagement ring, feel confident in the quality and workmanship you will be receiving.