GIA Diamonds: What You Need to Know
(GIA) is a nonprofit organization and the world’s highest authority on diamonds, colored stones and pearls. It is a leading source of knowledge, standards and education in gems and jewelry. In fact, it was the GIA that established the 4Cs of diamond grading - the worldwide standard for evaluating diamond quality.
J.F. Kruse Jewelers is a member of the American Gemological Society, which is a branch of the GIA. This is a distinction that only five percent of applying jewelers earn.
What does “GIA graded” mean?
The price, rarity and beauty of a diamond are determined by the four Cs: cut, color clarity and carat weight. A GIA-graded diamond means that it has been independently evaluated by the GIA according to the industry’s highest standards. The GIA has no monetary or financial stake in how a diamond is graded: it simply rates the diamond objectively according to the 4Cs.
Why should I care if a diamond is GIA graded?
A GIA-graded diamond is the only way to ensure that your diamond has been independently evaluated and truly priced fairly. Some jewelers grade their own diamonds, which can lead to inflated ratings in order to sell the diamonds at a higher price. But at J.F. Kruse, all of our diamonds are graded by the GIA. Put simply, this means that you get what you pay for: An independent evaluation and non-biased rating of one of the most important purchases of your life.