Every metal may look the same but they differ in cut, colour, carats and appearance. What your naked eyes may not be able to see, a jewellery expert can tell you exactly how much the metal costs. Jewellery certification works as a guarantee about the particular metal or gem stone stating each and every characteristics of it.
Gaurav S Issar, Managing Director, IDT, a testing lab for gems and jewels said, “Everyone is fond of gold, diamond and gems. Certification helps in standardising the jewellery so that people are sure that they are buying the right thing.”
Gold and gems are mined and cut and then they are graded as to clarity and colour so that a value can be put on them. Since two gems can never be same, each one has to be carefully graded to determine its value. A gem is then sent to gemologists to grade diamonds properly, according to very strict standards. The end result is a certificate that is unique to that gemstone, noting all the characteristics, flaws, finishing notes, etc. If your gemstone is certified by one of the labs, you can be assured that the grading is accurate. This is important because each step up and down in quality equals money.
Jewellery certificate is a report by a trusted lab irrespective of the place from where it is bought. The following parameters are checked while jewellery certification:
• Fracture filling
• Chemical vapour deposits (CVD)
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Stating an experience which she could never forget, Prerna Bhardwaj, a resident of Ghaziabad says, “It was the time of my wedding when my mother bought some jewellery from a normal jeweller without actually getting a certificate stating its properties. To our shock, we later on got to know that the metal valued less than for what we were charged. That was the first and last time when we decided to go for any substandard jewellery as it did cost us a few pennies lesser while buying but had no value afterwards.”
Therefore Issar suggests that all the buyers should buy certified jewellery. Buying non-certified jewellery will have no value when a person plans to sell it later.
Importance of certification
• It helps you get the best price in future
• It is a certificate stating all the properties of the metal and gemstones
• It is advisable to go to certified and famous jewellery brands to avoid any cases of fraud in future
• Don’t be afraid to know about the stone and the metal that you have bought. Be sure and get all the necessary details about it from the jeweller.
• The stone is evaluated, measured and scrutinised using trained eyes, a jeweller’s loupe, a microscope and other instruments, and a certificate of authentication is issued for each piece.
Kavita Malik from Dwarka says, “Having bought jewellery from a certified company certainly helps you get the best deal while selling. Spending an extra buck is better than regretting later. [http://idt.edu.in/
Uday Shankar Rath
Uday Shankar Rath