EGI As Gemological Institute
By its nature, the global diamond trade is dynamic, with orders being quickly filled and supplied. Members of the business move quickly, knowing that fast turnarounds, superior levels of grading and service are vital to winning and retaining business.
Around the world, EGI certificates bring confidence when buying or selling diamonds, gemstones and jewelry. Total commitment to understanding consumer concerns has motivated EGI to develop comprehensive analysis and clear documentation for consumers. This empowers jewelry buyers to focus on finding precisely what they want, with full assurance in the integrity and quality of the EGI certification.
EGI is a standard of excellence for industry professionals and consumers around the globe.
The diamond's quality, and therefore its value, is set by what are called the 4Cs. These relate to: carat, color, clarity and cut which decide the price of the gem.
- Carat - Diamonds are weighed in carats, with 1 carat equaling 0.2 grams.
- Color - Diamonds come in a wide range of colors, ranging from colorless to yellow.
- Cut - Determines how light entering the stone will react and how much light return.
- Clarity - Refers to the purity of the diamonds or to the degree that it is free of inclusions.