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Third-Party Laboratory Certificates and Appraisals

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) | IGI (International Gemological Information) | Adding Certificate to Your Order


Anjolee works closely with accredited gemological laboratories. Upon your request, we will send loose diamonds or diamond jewelry pieces to be certified with these third party laboratories.

Here are the common options:

Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

The GIA specializes in certifying loose diamonds. Each diamond they certify comes with its own documentation. Because of this stringent certification process of each diamond, certifying diamonds with the GIA is recommended for diamond stud earrings and for the center stones of engagement rings. Certifying diamond jewelry items such as a diamond tennis bracelet or diamond necklace, however, is usually not cost effective, as the charge is applied per certificate.

Click here to see a sample of the GIA Certificate.
Anjolee does not control the format of the certificates issued by the GIA. The samples of the certificates are merely illustrations and the actual format may be different.

International Gemological Information (IGI)

The IGI is a source for unbiased appraisals of gems and jewelry which is totally independent of all commercial sales organizations and does not trade in diamonds or precious stones. The IGI provides accurate appraisals, identification reports, as well as appraisal updates and estimates in cases of loss, theft or damage. These monetary valuations are based on a constant surveillance of current retail prices through the use of a computerized network. This network monitors a cross section of the pricing structure throughout the world by means of national and international surveys.

Click here to see a sample of the IGI Certificate.
Anjolee does not control the format of the certificates issued by the IGI. The samples of the certificates are merely illustrations and the actual format may be different.

Appraisal Reports

IGI’s Appraisal Report provides a description of the gem of article of jewelry. It thoroughly documents the jewelry’s identification according to weight, measurements, shape, cut, finish, proportions, clarity, color, and the quantity of precious stones. Documentation also includes the item’s precious metals (i.e. by weight and content). To further identify the item, an enlarged color photograph is provided as well as a diagram indicating inclusions in the case of diamonds (.95 ct. and above). Finally, the Appraisal Report states the estimated retail replacement value for insurance purposes. The valuations are expressed in U.S. dollars, euro or other appropriate currency.

Thanks to IGI’s advanced technology and superior expertise in the field of gems and jewelry, consumers, retailers, jewelers, insurance companies, public accountants, financial planners, commercial banks and estate executors have the assurance of the most reliable and accurate gemological appraisal reports available today.

After you receive your IGI appraisal report with your jewelry item, you can verify it online. Click here to verify your report.

Adding a Third Party Certificate to Your Order

Adding a certificate to your order is easy.

GIA certificate (specializes in certifying loose diamonds ½ carats or above; ideal for engagement rings and stud earrings): GIA diamonds are priced differently and are usually more expensive than non-certified diamonds. Contact an Anjolee representative for a special price quote 877-265-6533 or email

IGI certificate (ideal for diamond jewelry; bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings): check the IGI checkbox on the product customization page (under the Select Diamond Quality section) to add the certificate to your order. You will also see the price of the certificate.

Questions? If you have additional questions or would like to have your order certified with a third party laboratory, please call us at 877-265-6533 or email us at