Tag Archives: Diamond Certificates

Rock Beats Paper – Shopping for Diamond Certificates vs. Diamonds

Hi there! If you’re new here, welcome. I’m re-posting a few of my old favorites for the new (and growing) audience here. This guide to shopping for a diamonds vs. diamond certificates is one of my favorites. I’m so happy you clicked over from Insta or Pinterest or Tumblr, and I hope you enjoy an insane amount of engagement ring eye candy and rambling advice about how to score a great deal on them. Your entire life you’ve been led to believe that paper beats rock. When it comes time to buy an engagement ring, the maxim gets reversed. When a jeweler Read More →

Should You Ever Buy an EGL Diamond?

Hi there! If you’re new here, welcome. I’m re-posting a few of my old favorites for the new (and growing) audience here. I’m so happy you clicked over from Insta or Pinterest or Tumblr, and I hope you enjoy an insane amount of engagement ring eye candy and rambling advice about how to score a great deal on them. Well if that’s not a trick question I don’t know what is! Asking “Should you ever buy an EGL Diamond?” Implies several other questions. Is an EGL diamond superior or inferior to other diamonds? Is this because it’s certified? or certified Read More →

GIA Certificates vs. EGL Certificates

When it comes to diamond shoppping, you’ll hear a lot about the 4 C’s. Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat weight. But there are really 5 C’s you need to know about, and the 5th is Certificate. A diamond’s certificate can play a big part in its price and your piece of mind. Here’s why. What is a diamond certificate? A diamond certificate is a report issued by gemologists from a specific lab. The diamond is evaluated on several factors, including the stone’s measurements, clarity, color, polish, and brilliance, among others. Nearly every diamond, once mined, cut and polished,  gets a Read More →