One of the first things that people learn about when shopping for a diamond is the four C’s. The term four C’s refer to the Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat weight of a diamond. These are the four main factors used to determine the value of a diamond. But when shopping for a diamond how can you be sure exactly what you are getting?
To a trained gemologist the difference between a diamond with a color grading of F or H is easy to distinguish. However, to the average consumer the difference is indiscernible. The customer is essentially relying on the seller to honestly grade and represent each stone. That is one of the reasons why many people choose to purchase a diamond with an independent gemological grading report. There are many independent gemological laboratories that provide grading services. In the jewelry industry, GIA diamond grading reports are considered to be the gold standard; after all it was GIA that developed the four C system of diamond grading. When your new diamond has a report from GIA you can be confident in your purchase because you know it was graded accurately, to the most exacting standards. That is why Amoskeag Jewelers is proud to offer a full line of GIA certified stones. Stop by today to view our extensive selection.