GCAL warrants that each diamond meets the grades and measurements noted in the GIA or AGSL grading report, within recognised gemmological tolerances. It ensures that each diamond meets the quality requirements of the Blue Nile Signature Collection.
Actual Size Photo A photo of the diamond at its true size.
Laser Inscription Photo A close-up shot of the laser inscription taken at 50x magnification.
Proportion Diagram A diagram noting your diamond's actual scale, and noting its specific measurements. These measurements are used to determine the cut grade.
Enlarged Photomicrograph A photo of the diamond from top and bottom.
Optical Brilliance Analysis
These images are captured using controlled lighting environment and carefully calibrated amounts of light at specific viewing angles. These tests show the amount of light return or brilliance as it exits the diamond's crown. Blue shows areas of light leakage.
Optical Symmetry Analysis
This test analyzes the light exiting the diamond and shows the discrepancies in the balance of the diamond. An even and symmetrical pattern shows that the light is well balanced, and therefore has exceptional quality.
Certification Statement A statement signed by the GCAL laboratory director, verifying the quality of the graded diamond.
Diamond Grading Analysis This section notes the shape, measurements, carat weight, and cut grade based on its proportions, polish, symmetry, colour and clarity grades. It also contains any comments regarding the diamond.