Diamond Certification & The VRAI Difference
One of the many advantages of purchasing our sustainably created diamonds, is our dedication to customer confidence. Working directly with our own foundry, we’re able to ensure the impeccable craftsmanship and provenance of each one of our stones, and guarantee its grades for years to come.
While inconsistencies can be common between typical grading laboratories, our diamonds are graded by GIA Certified Gemologists with a unique data and technical advantage specific to lab grown diamonds. Unlike other diamond reports, our foundry guarantees the grade of your diamond with a full producer warranty. The result is the best in diamond tradition and modernization—true assurance of your diamond’s exceptional quality.
From the moment the diamonds are grown to the moment they reach our customers, they never leave our hands. Sustainably grown in America’s beautiful Pacific West without the environmental toll of mining, our diamonds are then cut and polished internationally to the most exacting standards by master craftsmen in our workshops. A Diamond Certificate accompanies our diamonds greater than 0.25ct, outlining and guaranteeing the details of that specific stone.
All of our diamonds have a color of J or above, clarity of VS2 or above and cut of Excellent or above. Our diamond foundry is able to create stones from under a carat to over five carats.
All diamonds go through a grading process that considers the 4Cs—cut, color, carat and clarity—no matter their origin. The 4Cs contribute to a diamond’s overall value and serve as the standard across all jewelers and grading agencies. Whether mined or sustainably created, higher grade diamonds carry a higher value because purity is difficult to obtain.
Our Diamond Certificate
Certificate Number - The certificate number is exclusive to your diamond and will correspond to the diamond’s unique inscription number
GIA Diamond Grading Scale - This is the standard scale used to determine a diamond’s 4Cs
GIA Gemologist Grading Report - Reflects all of your diamond’s distinct characteristics including the shape, origin and inscription number of the diamond, as well as the diamond proportions, 4C grading results and any additional grading
Shape - Identifies the shape of your diamond
Country of Origin - Confirms your sustainably created diamond was grown in the United States
Date - Date the Diamond Certificate was issued
Inscription - Your diamond’s unique identification number, guaranteeing its Diamond Foundry authenticity
Diamond Proportions - Identifies the depth, crown height, crown angle, pavilion height, pavilion angle, table diameter, girdle and measurements of your diamond
Carat Weight - Identifies the weight of your diamond to the hundredth place
Color Grade - Identifies the color of your diamond by the GIA Color Scale (D-Z) and references its absence of color. VRAI offers color grades of J and above.
Clarity Grade - Identifies the clarity of your diamond by the GIA Clarity Scale (Flawless-I) and references the visual purity of a diamond. VRAI offers clarity grades of VS2 and above.
Cut Grade - Identifies the cut of your diamond by the GIA Cut Scale (Excellent-Poor) and references the arrangement of a diamond’s facets. VRAI offers cut grades of Excellent and above.
Polish - Identifies the placement of the facet shapes and outside finish of your diamond
Symmetry - Identifies how precisely the various facets of your diamond align and intersect
Fluorescence - Identifies any glow in your diamond emitted under UV lighting (Very Strong-None)
Gemologist Certification - Identifies the in-house GIA Certified Gemologist responsible for grading your diamond
Certification - Guarantees your diamond’s authenticity and grading with an exclusive foundry warranty
Certified Carbon Neutral® Stamp - Certifies that your diamond was created by a carbon neutral company and the world’s only diamond producer with a net-zero carbon footprint. Combining proprietary technology of superior efficiency with the zero-emission hydropower of the Columbia River, our foundry is able to sustainably grow the purest diamond crystals
While other diamond reports, including those from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), do not contain such guarantees and or carry disclaimers, our Diamond Certificate offers a GIA Gemologist Grading Report, and guarantees the grade of your diamond, backed by a Full Lifetime Warranty.
In the unlikely case that your diamond turns out not to meet or exceed a grade stated on its certificate, our foundry will accept the return of the diamond and provide you with a refund of the full purchase price or replace the diamond with a new diamond that meets or exceeds the graded characteristics.
Modernizing the Diamond Industry
By utilizing technology to aid in the grading process, our diamond foundry has been able to measure and store more than one billion data points about each carat of diamond grown. Progressing the same widely-used industry standards, our foundry has created a comprehensive data advantage for judging the quality of a diamond crystal. With the help of advanced equipment and scientific techniques, our foundry is in a unique position to assess the quality of every diamond they create and provide to us.