Unfortunately, certificates do not give the peace of mind you are made to believe as very often too much emphasis is placed on the colour and clarity rather than the cut, fluorescence and whether it has been infilled. Many believe that the certificate guarantees a good quality diamond – it does not.
It is important to know the provenance of a diamond and be able to view it unmounted so no nasty surprises can be disguised.
At Baker Brothers, our diamonds are certified by one of the World’s top four gem labs. Still, we prefer to supply you with a 10x jeweller’s loupe, show you how to use it and guide you through how to grade the diamond you’re choosing using the 4Cs, giving you the added bonus of a 5th C, Confidence!