GIA, IGI diamond grading differences
Here we present a case of a 2.03ct diamond given J color by GIA (Gemological institute of Amercia) and I Color by IGI (International Gemological institute) . Basically both labs have their own style of grading a diamond and hence there can be a slight difference in terms of color and clarity. GIA is the lab which has invented the grading parameters for diamonds. Both the labs are renowned international diamond grading laboratories.
List of International Diamond grading Labs
There are many international diamond grading labs , the list is as follows
GIA – Gemological institute of America
IGI – International Gemological institute
HRD – Hoge Raad Voor Diamant
AGS – American Gem Society
EGL – European Gemological Laboratory
“Can there be grading difference between GIA, IGI, HRD and other labs?”
Popularity of Labs
GIA, IGI both are equally popular labs. GIA originally based in America has acceptance in the USA, India , South east asia , some parts of europe. IGI is widely accepted in India ,Europe , Middle east and some parts of Asia. HRD headquartered in belgium is popular in Europe. AGS which comes from America has acceptance in USA but less popular in other Countries.