IGI (International Gemological Institute) is an extremely well respected and world renowned laboratory which specialises in grading diamonds and precious gemstones.
For us, an IGI certificate is a real 'seal of quality'. This certificate will assure you that the diamond you have chosen is nothing less than it should be.
The value of a diamond is determined through an intricate process during which its gemmological makeup, rarity and finished quality are examined. This is the only real way of separating one diamond from another. Experts at gemmological laboratories, such as the IGI, use powerful analytical tools and have years of experience in grading diamonds.
The diamond you are buying has been through a rigorous testing process and the independent report/certificate you receive with your jewellery confirms its true qualities.
These certificates can also be validated on the IGI website. By going onto the IGI website and entering your diamond certificate number, you will be shown a verified copy of the report that you have.
Yes, without question a diamond with an IGI certificate is much more valuable and sought after than one without.
The IGI report, together with the online validation process, gives you peace of mind when you purchase your diamond. For any prospective buyers or new owners, it’s a confirmation of the diamond’s authenticity and quality.
Yes. All the diamonds we sell, including our IGI certified range, are conflict free.
Yes, an IGI certified diamond is exactly what is says it is; nothing more and nothing less. Non-certified diamonds are not independently examined, so you have to rely on the retailer’s opinion.
Because the IGI laboratory is an international, globally recognised laboratory. SKD is a London-based laboratory.
The Canadian diamonds we sell go one step further than IGI certified diamonds, allowing you to trace the diamond all the way back to the mine it came from.