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When buying a diamond, consider all of its individual characteristics. It is helpful to know about the 4Cs – the universal diamond classification and grading system. Cut, color, clarity and carat are some of the traits that give a diamond its unique personality. Diamonds with higher 4Cs grades tend to be rarer, which can affect their price.
However, it is important to remember that the 4Cs are only four of the many characteristics of a diamond and that no two diamonds are the same, even if they share the same 4Cs. Every single diamond is a unique, inimitable miracle of nature.
The BIS hallmark is a hallmarking system for gold as well as silver jewellery sold in India certifying to the purity of the metal. It certifies that the piece of jewellery conforms to a set of standards laid by the Bureau of Indian Standards, the national standards organization of India.
Gold purity grade shows how pure the gold is.
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Under Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act, hallmarking agency certifies gold on the basis of Indian standards. In other words, gold jewelry will be evaluated and tested at official hallmarking centers and then certified that the metal conforms to the national and international standard of fineness and purity.
No one can determine the purity of gold touching or looking at it. Even experienced jewellers can’t assess the purity of gold without proper evaluation. Two gold ornaments may be of same design and style, but they can greatly vary in value due to the difference in gold purity. A hallmark certification can resolve all such issues. It can provide all the necessary details and confirm the purity of the gold.
Now, imagine that you are planning to sell your any gold ornament . Note that self-certification by a jeweller won’t help if you decide to exchange your gold at another jeweller. But if you are armed with a hallmark certification, you won’t have to worry. Hallmark spells trust and confidence in the gold jewellery industry. Not just buyers, even sellers accept it.
IGI Diamond Reports give an accurate assessment of a diamond's cut, color, clarity and carat weight according to strict international standards.
An IGI Certificate clearly discloses the details of any item it accompanies, providing confidence for both buyer and seller.
The value of a precious stone is determined by its gemological makeup, natural rarity and finished quality. Diamonds and gemstones of similar appearance can have important differences in value. Even experts need powerful analytic tools to detect synthetics, treatments and enhancement processes.
With more locations around the globe than any other laboratory, IGI is the world's most trusted name for the expert and impartial grading of diamonds, gemstones and jewelry. Gemstones should only change hands when accompanied by a certificate attesting to quality. Regardless of location or marketplace, an authentic IGI Laboratory Report is the common language of trust and confidence in the gemological world, and should be considered an essential part of any transaction. IGI take this responsibility very seriously.
Note: When ever you buy gold or diamond make sure it is Hallmarked by certified Hallmarking Agencies.