Diamond certificates are documents emitted by accredited institutions, they are internationally recognized and represent the unique fingerprint of the stone. At the same time it will offer you the possibility to confidently buy the diamond you want by ensuring the stone is a genuine diamond. The certificate will contain a complete description of the diamond's quality and information about the cut, carat, clarity, color, measurements, polish, etc.
Color is evaluated by comparing it to the GIA color scale. The scale goes from D to Z, where D is the most translucent and most valuable, and Z goes towards yellow, having a lower value.
Clarity, is an evaluation of every blemish or inclusion within or on the surface of the stone. The type and position of these inclusions determines the degree of clarity and value. The certificate will display a schema of the stones's inclusions. They are so noted: "crystals", "feathers", "pinpoints", "naturals", "scratches" and "clouds" among others. Because every diamond is unique, the sketch is like a fingerprint for identifying every particularity of the stone. Not all laboratories include details of the diamond's inclusions in the certificate.
Carat is the weight of the diamond. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams.
Cut is not classified the same way by all diamond laboratories. AGS for instance, ensures an evaluation of a diamond's cut on a scale from 0 la 10, where 0 is the cut with ideal proportion and 10 is the less remarkable cut. Other labs will define the Cut as "Excellent", "Very Good", "Good", "Fair" or "Poor". Diamond certificates might also include information about the diamond's depth percentage, surface percentage, table percentage, and general comments regarding symmetry and polish.
Measurements of the diamond are defined in millimeters.
Smirneos&Co might use terminology frequently used in the industry for describing diamonds, "beautiful", "eye clean", "faceting", etc. These terms only express opinions that can change based on changes in classification techniques, equipment or interpretation.
Gold does not possess the hardness of steel, and as such we are not responsible for damage to jewellery as a result of wear and tear.
Most products can be returned in 14 business days. All the details can be found by reading our Return Policy.
All products - including bespoke jewellery - benefit from a two year warranty. Smirneos&Co guarantees for a period of two years the qualities and physicochemical properties of its jewelery.
We care for our customers and for people working in the mining industry. Smirneos&Co is a supporter of The Kimberly Process, a process that has been approved by many countries that produce, import, or in any way market diamonds.
The diamonds we offer for sale are acquired from legal sources, not involved in conflict situations and in accordance with United Nations resolutions. Smirneos&Co guarantees that these diamonds are obtained outside of any conflict zones, by having written and verbal guarantees from our diamond providers.
The delivery of an order can take up to 14 business days, counting from the moment we receive the advance payment. The advance payment consists of the full value of the purchased diamond, or half the value of the product in case of wedding bands.
Delivery and product insurance during transit are both free of charge.
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