“Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” – well if you want to buy a diamond, please buy only certified diamonds. Although these are costlier than an uncertified diamond, you are receiving an additional guarantee over the quality of the ring. An independent party who has tested the diamond will have granted the certificate, which will give the size and dimensions of the diamond, mark the cut, and detail any flaws and inclusions. This can also help prevent the trade of conflict or blood diamonds and ensures that consumers buy legitimate stones from highly respected organizations. There are many certifications from various organizations – The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), The American Gem Society (AGS), The European Gemological Laboratory (EGL) etc.