Diamonds Education

European Gemological Laboratory (EGL)

The advantage of purchasing loose diamonds that are certified is that trained gemologists have evaluated the diamond’s characteristics and issued a certificate stating its quality. This allows consumers who have untrained eyes to make educated diamond buying decisions; with a certified diamond, you know exactly what you are purchasing and you do not have to rely on what a salesperson might be telling you.

One of the gemological laboratories that certify the diamonds offered on the Brilliance search is the European Gemological Laboratory, or the EGL. The EGL was founded in more than 30 years ago and is committed to protecting the integrity of the jewelry trade and the public’s interest through applied science, innovation, education, and exceptional service.

The EGL is credited with introducing new approaches to diamond grading and for conducting advanced research with physicists, geologists, and mineralogists. This lab is recognized for pioneering the grading of diamonds less than one size in carat and with unveiling the “SI3” designation for diamond clarity, a standard that the world diamond community has come to embrace.

An EGL certificate or grading report is a valued document that aids consumers in the diamond buying process and is based on thorough scrutiny of every facet and detail of a diamond.

To begin shopping for EGL Certified Diamonds start with our online diamond search.

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