International gemmological Services being a group of intellects who came together to research on gems and gemstones has different services to offer the public. The main objective of the Services was to educate the public on any new developments in the gem industry. International gemmological Services has been able to do that among other different services since it was first started and has not failed to perform its functions. 

One of the services that the Services has to offer is diamond grading mini reports. Diamonds are a rare stone that was mainly what led to its expensive price. As a Services we know how important it is to buy this rare stone and with the grading reports we are able to inform the public on all they need to know about diamonds. The report mainly entails the shape, carat weight, color grade, clarity grade, cut grade and measurements of diamonds. 

The common knowledge among most people is that the higher the carat the more expensive the diamond. With this report the public gets the power to learn even more about the carats level among other important aspect of diamonds. Diamonds are a sensitive issue to handle especially when you intend to buy one. The diamond grading mini reports will provide any interested person on need to know information about it. Apart from that the report also entails other security features such as laminations and holograms. This might be new information to most people and with the report you will be able to feed your curiosity. The size of this report is the A5 size making it much more informative and easy to read. The size was mainly chosen to allow faster accessibility to the document and to allow faster and easier comprehension. 

The second type of service that readers will benefit from is the diamond grading report. With this report the reader is able to learn on different concepts on diamonds that include; 4C's shape, carat weight, color grade, clarity grade, cut grade, measurements, polish grade and fluorescence. This is a more informative report that feeds the reader with all the information that he or she wants to learn about diamonds. Education of the public is the key aim of the Services and it is able to do that by providing access of this document to everybody across the world. It also includes security information on diamonds like laminations and holograms. This document is highly advised for those that want to read deeply on diamonds. The document is usually packed in a transparent sleeve giving it an official look as well as to allow proper maintenance of the document. Since it is available in the A4 size portability and comprehension is really easy. A4 is the standard size of most documents and the Services realized this thus choosing the size. 

Knowledge is the key to many doors and International gemmological Services realizes this. The Services empowers the public with sufficient knowledge in all areas dealing with diamonds. The reports are informative and satisfy any of the reader's questions.

How does IGS Grade Diamonds?

We receive diamonds from all over the world for grading because of our commitment to professionalism, expertise and the fact that we understand what's best for our clients businesses. We do no compromise on professionalism and our experts do the grading process with utmost care and precision. 

Our Diamond Grading Process 

We employ state of the art grading equipment and adhere to industry respected grading procedures during our diamond grading process. Our strong forte lies in the fact that we are very careful in the handling of diamonds from the moment they are entrusted to us. Our support staff and highly experienced gemologists handle the diamonds with utmost care, expertise and security. The IGS laboratory has the necessary state of the art technology to carefully assess and grade each diamond entrusted to us with utmost care and in line with the strictest industry standards set. 

Eight Step Grading Process

1. Registration

Upon submission of diamonds to our laboratories, the first thing done is weighing, measuring and finally assigning of an identification number. The identification is designed to replace client information with the sole objective of ensuring that there is objective and unbiased grading. The client is then furnished with the receipt clearly outlining the initial weight, identification number as well as the exact measurement of every diamond that was submitted. 

2. Identification 

Each diamond is scanned using state of the art machines such as DiamondView or DiamondSure to ascertain their authenticity as well as if they are natural. 

3. Weighing and Measuring

Next after identification is the actual weighing and measuring with our state of the art equipment. Our IGS laboratory measurement equipment are calibrated at minimum and located in a controlled environment and diamonds are measured twice for accuracy. 

4. Cut Grading

The diamond cut grade is determined by the measurements that were taken by the measuring devices. Basically, there are 6 diamond cut grades that range from the excellent to the unusual. The diamond undergoes a visual examination to determine the cut grade accuracy as well as evaluate whether it displays hearts and arrow pattern. 

5. Clarity Grading 

Clarity grading is done independently by 3 gemologists and the diamond analyzed at 10X magnification based on the position, type as well as size of the characteristics that are displayed on the diamond. Independence of each gemologist findings serves to provide accuracy in the clarity grading process. 

6. Color Grading 

The color grading process is based on a scale of Z (Light amounts of color) and D (colorless) and the grading is done by at least 3 gemologists in our controlled environment. 

7. Certificate Issuance 

On completion of the grading process, we print a diamond grading certificate that essentially indicates all the results. When this is done, clients can instantly access the results electronically online using an account management system. 

8. Laser Inscription 

After completion of the above seven steps, the last step is laser inscription. The number that is inscripted on the diamond is similar to the identification number on the diamonds certificate. Additionally, clients receiving an IGS diamond grading certificate also have the option of having their identification number inscripted on the diamonds girdle.