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Need Help Reading a Diamond Grading Certificate?

San Diego Jewelry Buyers has announced an addition to its expanding website. The company’s staff explains in a new article how to read a diamond grading report, commonly known also as a diamond certificate.

“A diamond grading report is one of the most valuable tools you have when selling diamonds,” says Alan Blyler, a spokesperson for San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB). The reason for this, according to Blyler, is that it helps the diamond buyer assign the best value to the used diamond a customer brings them.

A diamond grading report is conducted by a gemological laboratory, and is an independent evaluation of a diamond, not an endorsement. Today, the report is often included with the purchase of a diamond or diamond jewelry. In the article posted at, the company states that not all diamond grading reports are equal. The lab that is most trusted among diamond buyers is said to be GIA (The Gemological Institute of America). Other labs that are listed as having solid reputations are IGI, AGS, AGSL, EGL, and HRD.

“One new thing that is being included on many diamond grading reports is the cut grade,” says Blyler. “This is an important aspect for San Diego diamond buyers because it relates to the fire and brilliance that jewelry wearers so want in their diamond rings, earrings, and necklaces.” According to SDJB, this grade relates to the overall proportion, symmetry, and polish of a diamond; and the best prices will be given for those diamonds rated as Ideal or Excellent.

To read San Diego Jewelry Buyers’ full guide on understanding a diamond grading report, please go to their diamond sellers Knowledge page.

For more information about the company, please visit or contact them at:

San Diego Jewelry Buyers
907 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-9603 – (800) 557-9413