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Independently Certified Diamonds

We understand that buying a diamond is a significant investment. That is why each Clean Origin Lab Created Diamond that you buy is independently verified and graded for quality using the same scientific rigor applied to mined diamonds.

We only partner with independent, internationally recognized laboratories, including GCAL and IGI. This gives us (and you!) confidence that the evaluation process is uniform and objective. Here's how it works:

A fully certified, independent diamond grading laboratory evaluates quality by using the stone's unique attributes. These include cut, color, clarity, carat weight, polish, symmetry, and other key characteristics. Evaluators use high precision microscopes and standardized scientific techniques designed for accuracy and consistency.

The laboratory then issues a formal report, grading each attribute in detail. A visual “map” of the diamond further illustrates any inclusions or "birthmarks" that were formed during the creation of the diamond. This report includes a unique identification number and accompanies your diamond.

For added peace of mind, our center diamonds also feature a microscopic inscription of the unique identification number on the girdle of the stone. This laser inscription can only be seen under magnification and in no way impacts the beauty of the diamond. Because it never wears off, it functions like a VIN for your Clean Origin Lab Created Diamond - a guarantee that the stone you buy today is the same one on display years from now.


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An Inside Look At Our Top Laboratories

While we partner with several independent diamond certification laboratories, the two most prominent are IGI (International Gemological Institute) and GCAL (Gem Certification and Assurance Lab). Both employ some of the world’s leading diamond graders and are internationally recognized for their expertise in evaluating both mined and lab-grown diamonds.

IGI was founded in 1975 in Antwerp, Belgium, a long-standing hub for diamond craftsmanship and trading. The lab pioneered several innovations in the diamond evaluation process and trains some of the world’s top gemologists. Click here to learn more about IGI’s contributions to the science behind diamond grading.

GCAL diamond grading was founded in 2001 in New York City and has built a reputation for their Guaranteed Diamond Certifications. This means they ensure the assigned cut, color and clarity grades as well as carat weights of the diamonds they evaluate. Click here for a behind-the-scenes look at GCAL’s diamond grading process.


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FAQs About Diamond Certification

What is the best certification for diamonds?

Every diamond grading process and certification is different, and it is difficult to say that one system is definitively the “best.” That is why we use both IGI and GCAL diamond grading in conjunction with one another, as well as many others. Both IGI and GCAL diamonds come readily associated with both meticulousness and prestige.

What is a GCAL diamond?

A GCAL diamond is a diamond that has been certified by the Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL). A GCAL certification provides peace of mind with a guarantee that your diamond is accurately evaluated and graded in terms of cut, color, clarity, and weight.


What is IGI diamond certification?

IGI stands for the International Gemological Institute and refers to another of the most prestigious labs for diamond evaluation. IGI has been at the forefront in pioneering many of the most significant innovations in the diamond evaluation process and remains the largest organization of its kind. Along with GCAL, these two certification processes ensure that every Clean Origin diamond is expertly evaluated and graded.


Whether you are trying to find an engagement ring, a unique wedding band, or any other kind of diamond jewelry, Clean Origin’s lab-created diamonds can offer you the highest quality stones at a fraction of the price of mined diamonds. With a founder that has been in the jewelry business for three generations, we have the experience and expertise to help you find not only the best quality diamonds, but to provide you with nothing less than the kind of jewelry that is exactly what you want.


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Often confused with cut, the shape of a diamond is the physical appearance that it takes. The most popular shape is the round brilliant.
The cut of a diamond determines how effectively light that enters the stone is refracted within and reflected back through the top of the diamond, providing sparkle. The best cut grade is defined as Ideal, followed by Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Fair. Fancy shape stones often do not receive cut grades and will be listed as 'None.'
Carat refers to the actual weight of a diamond and is a unit of measure equal to 0.2 grams. In all diamonds, carat weight is a large contributor to the price of the stone.
The color in diamonds is actually the absence of color, graded on an alphabetical scale from D to Z, with D being a colorless diamond and Z being yellow.
Clarity measures the amount of inclusions or imperfections found in a diamond. The best clarity is VVS1 followed by VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, and SI2. Although other levels of clarity exist, we only carry diamonds with quality we can stand behind.
A cut grade that makes up less than 1% of all the diamonds in the world. Perfectly symmetrical with plenty of sparkle. Viewed from above, you will see eight symmetrical arrows and from below, eight perfectly symmetrical hearts.