Gems need Certifying, won’t you agree? And with an investment so big why not settle only for the best.

Padparadscha Sapphires Gem
Padparadscha Sapphires

With no universally accepted grading system for colored gemstones, there is also, in turn, no way to be able to understand how a gem should be graded or analysed.

A Gemstone Report’s mission is to judge whether the stone is of synthetic or natural origin, present different kinds of data such as information about the cut of the stone, shape, transparency, measurements, color, weight and some other characteristics that are obtained using advanced gemological equipment and skills.

Here is a Sample Gem Report

Certificate GIA Sample Gem
Certificate GIA Sample

This information should be taken into consideration even before the purchase of the stone because it not only affects the financial value of the precious gem but can also affect the gem’s appearance and durability. Some stones, when treated to a significant degree may require special care, therefore this information is imperative and should be clearly stated in the report. Information such as the origin of the gemstone might not be determined in all cases, as only a select few laboratories specialize in this detailed information.

Overall information that should be always be included in each report are:

  • Whether the gemstone is Natural or Synthetic (genuineness of the stone)
  • Treatments that have been carried out on a gemstone and the degree to which it has been conducted which can tend to affect the clarity of a gemstone.
  • Color
  • Cut
  • Carat Weight
  • Clarity
Sample GRS Certificate Gem
Sample GRS Certificate

Most respected American laboratories like the Gemological Institute of America, American Gem Trade Association, American Gemological Laboratories, Gem Trade Laboratory and Gemological Testing Center, examine a stone’s characteristics, state the type of gemstone, whether it is a natural or synthetic piece and disclose information about the treatments used to enhance the appearance of the gem, all the necessary points to buying the right stone. As both nationally and internationally accepted laboratories their certificates meet all the market standards.

So next time when you’re looking to buy an exceptional gemstone, don’t forget to get it CERTIFIED before you purchase it. (graduated gemologist, Chantelle Lobo) (graduated gemologist, Chantelle Lobo)

graduated gemologist

Growing up in a country like India, bursting with color, culture and creativity, Chantelle's curiosity drew her towards the fascinating world of gemstones and jewelry. Trained with the best at the Gemological Institute of America and the SSEF, Switzerland, her knowledge encompasses advanced methods of gemstone identification, diamond grading and the manufacture and sales as a jewelry professional. Her adventures have taken her to source Spinels on the busy streets in Myanmar to exceptional Sapphires in Srilanka, a selection of gems from Madagascar and even rare Jades in China. With over 7 years of experience in the jewelry industry, her strong foundation in this niche field allows her to make key observations on the value or quality of gemstones and jewelry. She now continues to fuel her deep-rooted interest for these special stones by seeking out precious one-of-a-kind gems around the world. Linkedin: