Further than the 4 C’s
Just like Steven Stone, The Gemmological Institute of America was established in the 1930’s and both strive for high standards within the diamond and jewellery industry.
GIA are largely recognised as the premier certificating body for loose stone grading internationally, with laboratories in New York, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Certification is the “Fifth C” as an integral part of buying a diamond along with Colour, Cut, Carat and Clarity. It is an independent analysis of the quality of your stone by an unbiased body, and with a reputable company like the GIA, who created the “4 C” system, you can’t go wrong!
Whilst the Colour, Clarity and Carat are decided by nature, the beauty of the stone is brought to life by the diamond’s Cut, which is man’s contribution. This in mind, not all diamonds are made equally, and the same applies to the certificates. When comparing stones, it helps to compare like for like in the characteristics and certificates alike.
Here at Steven Stone, we pride ourselves on making high quality engagement rings and diamond jewellery, and helping you pick the perfect diamond for your special purchase – which is why we only choose GIA Certificated diamonds. Search the range here