A certificate is a “schematic plan” of a diamond. It reveals the diamond’s exact measurements and weight, as well as the details of its cut and quality. It describes the precise characteristics of the diamond.
Certificates also serve as proof of the diamond’s identity and value.
Belgium Diamonds offers diamonds certified by HRD – Hoge Raad voor Diamant or Diamond High Council, GIA – the Gemological Institute of America, IGI – International Gemological Institute.
The Diamond High Council is the officially recognized representative of the Belgium diamond trade and industry. HRD headquarters are located in Antwerp, World Diamond Center.
The HRD diamond certificate, which guarantees the authenticity of a diamond and thus rules out the possibility of it being an imitation or a synthetic diamond. Also, the certificate contains a complete quality description of the diamond, with regard to shape, weight, clarity grade, fluorescence, colour grade, measurements, proportions and finish grade. These quality characteristics determine the value of the stone.
GIA – the Gemological Institute of America
Established in 1931, the nonprofit Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is considered by many to be world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA’s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism through education, research, laboratory services, and instrument development.
The IGI Diamond Report
The International Gemmological Institute is the oldest institute of its kind in Antwerp. Set up in 1975 with labs in New York, Bangkok, Mumbai and Tokyo
The IGl Diamond Report is essentially a statement attesting to the authenticity of a diamond and providing a reliable and accurate statement of its identity and grade based on an internationally recognized system.
Each diamond is scientifically analyzed by several gemologists who use their experience in combination with state-of-the-art equipment to produce an accurate description of the characteristics of the diamond and the quality of its cut. With its detailed information presented in understandable language, the different qualities of a diamond can be truly appreciated.
I had a great customer experience with Belgium Diamonds. Mr. Henry helped me to pick the best diamond for my engagement ring and he made sure I got the ring within the required timeframe (I had quite a tight schedule). I would definitely buy again from them. Professional and reliable people. Recommended!
I just bought a gift of a pair of diamond solitaire earrings. They were delivered to me in the US 2 days after they were sent, and they are stunning. They are full of color and sparkle. It was very easy working with Belgium Diamond, and I would definitely purchase from them again.
I bought my engagement ring at Belgium Diamonds and I was very satisfied both of the service and the price (!).
They took all the time required to explained to me the different kinds of diamonds, their differences and how they are priced.
Then we chose together the ring to make it truly unique.
Price wise, I compared with the other shops in the area and I definitely got the best value for money.
Diamond delivered with a certificate.
A strong go for anyone looking for stones.
Time was of the essence and Alain was very reactive to step in and professionally advised me on which diamond would look the best in the jewel i wanted to buy. He explained to me with patience what were the best options in terms of price and quality and he executed the order in a timely manner ! A great experience all along. I trust i will work with him again!
It was wonderful experience to buy a diamond on internet from a very professional company. They were prompt to answer to any request. The web site is excellent giving all information a non professional jeweller can understand. The choice is very very large and I bought exactly what I wanted. Also the shipment was very professional.
Belgium Diamonds was outstanding: As a first time buyer I appreciated their professionalism, expertise, and quality to match the prices. Highly recommended. I received my matching white and black tennis bracelets 8 days after I ordered in Louisville Ky.
I was looking for an engagement ring for the past two weeks.
I had a few options and I was told 2-3 weeks in every case, until i got to Belgiumdiamonds.
I was already expecting the same lead time,
but everything changed after i sent them an e-mail and spoke with Henry the following morning.
Ring ready in 2 days and it arrived in the USA 3 days later.
They deserve five stars and definitely recommend for anyone expecting for the best diamond prices and fast delivery.
I will come back for additional diamonds.
Alain and Belgium Diamonds were absolute best when buying a tennis bracelet. He gave me all the assistance I needed throughout the process. He took the time to explain to me about the diamonds and was great in making sure the bracelet arrive on time for Mothers Day with a personal courier.. Very happy with Belgium Diamonds and strongly recommend the company.