HRD Diamond Certification
The Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD), translated as "Diamond High Council", was established in Antwerp in 1973 as the European counterpart to the GIA. Representing the global diamond trade to public governments and diamond organizations, HRD monitors and reports the import and export of over half of the world's loose diamonds.
HRD is at the forefront of advanced research and education in the diamond industry. Based on internationally accepted standards, an HRD diamond certificate is highly regarded among jewelers and consumers.
GIA Diamond Certification
Founded in 1931, the Gemological Institute of America, or GIA, is an independent, non-profit organization considered by many to be the world's foremost authority in gemology. Introduced in 1953, their diamond and gemstone grading system is recognized worldwide. Manufacturers from around the world send diamonds and gems to GIA for examination and analysis.
When a diamond is accompanied by a GIA certificate, the consumer is assured that the stone has been analyzed by an unbiased gemologist who upholds the highest standards of integrity, science, and professionalism.
AGS Diamond Certification
Since 1943, the American Gem Society (AGS) has demonstrated a commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in the diamond and jewelry industry. Driven by a goal to provide premium education for jewelry professionals and consumers, the society offers courses to all segments of the diamond industry. The AGS established a laboratory in 1996 to provide modern grading services for the diamond market.
Its conservative and unbiased approach to diamond grading has made the AGS one of the world's most respected gemological laboratories. Consequently, an AGS certificate guarantees an accurate analysis and evaluation of a diamond.
EGL Diamond Certification
The European Gemological Laboratory, or EGL, was founded in Belgium more than 30 years ago. EGL is committed to protecting the integrity of the jewelry trade and promoting public interest through applied science, innovation, education, and exceptional service. The laboratory is credited with introducing new approaches to diamond grading and conducting advanced research with physicists, geologists, and mineralogists. An EGL certificate is a valued document that aids consumers in the diamond buying process and is the result of thorough scrutiny of a diamond.
IGI Diamond Certification
Established in 1975, the International Gemological Institute, or IGI, is the largest independent gemological laboratory in the world, with locations in all major diamond centers. IGI's mission is to provide jewelry professionals and consumers with extensive education programs and reliable diamond and fine jewelry certification.
An IGI certificate is comprised of a detailed analysis of a diamond's characteristics by several expert gemologists.
Ethical Sourcing - Conflict Free Diamonds
Kitney London, along with the global diamond industry, has a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds. Through measures such as the Kimberley Process, which tracks diamonds from mine to market, we only purchase diamonds through the largest and most respected suppliers who, like us, proudly adhere to and enforce the standards established by the Kimberley Process. All Kitney London diamonds are ethically and responsibly sourced and warranted to be conflict free. We will continue to support and promote any process that works to uphold legitimacy in the diamond trade. You can get more information about the Kimberley Process here.