The Gemological Institute of America, or GIA, is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in the field of gemology and the jewelry arts. Founded in 1931, GIA's mission is to protect all buyers and sellers of gemstones by setting and maintaining the standards used to evaluate gemstone quality. The institute does so through research, gem identification and diamond grading services and a variety of educational programs. Through its world-renowned library and subject experts, GIA acts as a resource of gem and jewelry information for the trade, the public and worldwide media outlets.

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  • Diamond stud earrings can dress up your look. They add a splash of style to any outfit. And turn heads. Just ask trendsetter Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex. Here’s how to choose a pair of diamond studs you’ll … The post How to Choose Diamond Stud Earrings appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • If you’re shopping for an engagement ring, you need to know about carat weight – the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. Carat weight is important because it helps determine a diamond’s price and reflects its rarity. We take … The post Nine Things About Diamond Carat Weight You Need to Know appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • Gold engagement rings are forever favorites. But how do you pick the right color gold for your ring style and center diamond? Here’s a quick breakdown on gold alloys and what to consider when making this important engagement ring decision.… The post Buying Guide for White, Yellow and Rose Gold Engagement Rings appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • Colored gemstone engagement rings are hot. They’re showing up on royalty and celebrities alike. They’re beautiful. They’re unusual. And they can be a great value. Here’s what you need to know when you go shopping. In this blog, we cover:… The post Buying Guide: Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • A GIA diamond cut grade is key to knowing how well your round brilliant diamond will sparkle. Cut is the most complex of a diamond’s 4Cs. Let’s cover some essentials so you can pick the perfect round brilliant diamond engagement … The post GIA Diamond Cut Grade: Six Things You Need to Know appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • In this two-minute video, learn how GIA protects the gem buying-public. With our investments in research, the creation of industry standards like the 4Cs of diamond quality, and offering the world’s most widely accepted independent gemstone reports for diamonds, colored stones and pearls, GIA empowers the gem-buying public to purchase with confidence.

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  • Meet GIA in this short two-minute highlight video. Learn about our investment in gem research, which helps us create industry standards, deliver the world’s most widely accepted independent laboratory services and train industry professionals to conduct business with knowledge and integrity. Get to know how GIA works with regional populations to take a more active role in the industry and ultimate...

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  • Meet GIA in this seven-minute video. Learn about our investment in gem research, which helps us create industry standards, deliver the most widely accepted independent laboratory services and train industry professionals to conduct business with knowledge and integrity. Get to know how GIA works with regional populations to take a more active role in the industry and ultimately help their communit...

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  • Diamond clarity is the relative absence of inclusions and blemishes. You should know about this 4Cs quality factor because it affects a diamond’s beauty and value. Here are some diamond clarity tips to help you shop smartly. Inclusions and blemishes… The post Seven Things You Need to Know About Diamond Clarity appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • A yellow diamond engagement ring is a stunning choice to celebrate your love. But picking the perfect engagement ring requires knowing about yellow diamonds, mountings, the effect of metals on appearance, treatments and more. We offer help. Here are a … The post How to Choose a Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • If you’re shopping for a diamond engagement ring, you’ve probably heard about diamond fluorescence, along with varying opinions about its pros and cons. Let’s dig into a few common myths about fluorescence and D-to-Z color diamonds. In this blog, we … The post Fact Checking Diamond Fluorescence: 11 Myths Dispelled appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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  • There are so many diamond shapes to choose from when shopping for an engagement ring: round, square, marquise and more. Here’s a guide to what makes each shape special to help you pick the perfect one. First, it’s important to … The post Guide to Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings appeared first on GIA 4Cs.

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