Understanding GIA-Certified Diamonds
If you've recently started researching diamonds, you may have encountered the term 'GIA- certified' diamond. What is a GIA-certified diamond? Here's a closer look at GIA-certified diamonds and why they should be important to you. What Is the GIA? The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is an independent organization that has been evaluating and grading diamonds since 1931. It was the first organization to develop an international standard for grading diamonds — known as the 4Cs — which are cut, color, clarity, and carat weight.