How diamonds are inscribed
There’s nothing more rewarding than finding the perfect ring for your significant other. This usually entails finding a ring that perfectly represents the love you have for one another, while still complementing her unique personality and style. To make the engagement ring even more personalised it’s recommended to inscribe a personal message for your loved one on the diamond. If not that, make sure the diamond has an inscription of the GIA report number, which will make the diamond more secure. Find out how exactly the fascinating process of inscribing your diamond works:
THE PROCESS OF INSCRIBING YOUR DIAMOND
A laser beam is used to inscribe a message or GIA report number on a diamond’s girdle
Stage 1 – Select a spot on the diamond girdle for your message
The process of inscribing a message or report number onto your diamond is considered to be very simple, however, it does still take state-of-the-art equipment and a skilful craftsman to complete the task. The first part of inscribing a diamond entails assessing the gemstone and finding the perfect position of the girdle to engrave the personalised message or the certification number. A very fine and precise laser beam is then used to inscribe a message or GIA report number on a diamond’s girdle; the inscription is no larger than a few micron so you’ll need a specialised magnification scope to view it. When it comes to inscribing on the girdle it’s important to consider the length and font size of the message before inscribing on a diamond – the size of the diamond should always be kept on consideration.
Stage 2 – Decide on the length of your message
A diamond is placed in front of a laser to inscribe a special message on the girdle
It is now time to decide on the special message you’d like to have inscribed on the girdle of the diamond. It is recommended to keep the message short and sweet. Bear in mind that the GIA grading laboratory will have already inscribed the report number on the diamond. Nonetheless, the girdle of the diamond which runs along the circumference of the stone, will certainly have enough space to inscribe a special message to your loved one.
Before placing the diamond in front of the laser beam the gemstone is placed on a small jig; this will hold the diamond firmly in place while the laser inscribes the message on the diamond girdle. The laser will focus on the specific part of the girdle; before engraving the message onto the diamond the equipment will give the craftsman a clear indication on the screen of where the wording should go in relation to the report number, before the laser proceeds.
Why are diamonds laser inscribed with the GIA report number?
The GIA report number will help buyers to identify their unique diamond
A diamond is usually accompanied by a laser inscription of the GIA report number. But what exactly is the function of the GIA report number featuring on the girdle? The unique number will assist buyers in identifying their diamond as well as give them the opportunity to verify the number by typing it into the GIA website’s report check. The GIA website will then give you an electronic copy of your diamond grading certificate.
For many new buyers, trust plays a very important role in the purchase of the diamond. The GIA report number will give the buyer the reassurance that they need, especially after they’re able to connect the physical diamond to the certificate number on the GIA archive database.
How to check if your diamond is laser inscribed?
A specialised magnifying glass is used to view the GIA report on the diamond’s girdle
When it comes to the viewing of the GIA report number on the girdle of the diamond, it can be fairly difficult to see with the naked eye. Therefore, the best way to check if your diamond is inscribed is to take it to the retailer, who will be able to view the report number with a laser inscription viewer. The specialised magnifying glass will give the customer the opportunity to view the GIA report number on the outer edges of the diamond.
When you’ve selected your very own unique diamond, ask the jeweller to inscribe a special message on the girdle for your significant other. Make sure to check the spelling of the message or the names you would like to inscribe before passing it on to the craftsman. It’s also important to make sure that your diamond has a GIA report number on the girdle, and that it matches the GIA certificate. For more information on the fascinating topic explore the world of diamonds like you’ve never seen it before at the Cape Town Diamond Museum. Book a personal guided tour with a diamond expert now!