A diamond certificate, also called a diamond grading report, is a report created by a team of gemmologists. The diamond is evaluated, measured, and scrutinised using a variety of spealised equipment. A completed certificate includes an analysis of the diamond's dimensions, clarity, colour, polish, symmetry, and other characteristics. Many round diamonds will also include a cut grade on the report. Independent diamond certification is essential for authenticity and also insurance purposes. It can be considered as verification by an independent company with no conflict of interest between buyer and seller. Diamond certifications are issued by independent gemological laboratories.

At Cliveden, we stock an extensive range of independently certified diamonds. To ensure accuracy, we only aquire diamonds that have been certified by the best diamond grading laboratories in the world. When purchasing a certified diamond from us, our customers are always given the original diamond certificate that accompanies the stone. Our experienced staff will gladly guide you through your diamond purchase.

Diamonds are graded on a system which uses the "Four C's" - Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat. Click the relevant links on the right of this page to learn more about these individual diamond characteristics.