Diamonds are classic, timeless, and are beautiful objects of desire. Since the first century diamonds have be documented as one of the most desirable and precious things in the world.
“Diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones, but of all things in this world.” Pliny, First Century AD Roman naturalist
Tidewater Diamond offers loose diamonds of all shapes and sizes. We offer certified diamonds as well!!
You can choose from many shapes. Round, princess, asscher, cushion, radiant, emerald, oval, pear, marquise, trillion, baguette, and heart are just a few of the more popular shapes. We carry an inventory of popular diamond shapes and sizes. Searching for a more unique diamond; we can have most diamonds delivered overnight for you to view the very next day.
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So what is a diamond certification? A diamond certification is where an independent laboratory or institute has one or more diamond professionals with years of experience and diplomas look at the diamonds and grade them. After a diamond has gone through its grading process it is then documented on a grading report. The grading report number is then inscribed on the diamond so no matter what you know its your diamond. Certifications are important in the diamond industry because the report tells you exactly what you are buying and there is no debating its quality. It also gives many people comfort in knowing exactly what their diamond is and what they are getting. Each certification from a laboratory/institute are done almost all them same with a few select differences. Before going with a lab report/certification we encourage you to look into the institutions and laboratories to find the one you truly love! Below is a list of the most common certifications you can get and there websites.
Popular Diamond Certifications:
GIA (Gemological Institute Of America)
AGS (American Gem Society Laboratories)
EGL USA (European Gemological Laboratory)
IGI (International Gemological Institute)
GSI (Gemological Science International)