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GCAL Diamond Certificate

A Certificate of Authenticity, issued by the Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL), serves as verification of your diamond's quality. All Blue Nile Signature Collection diamonds are certified by GCAL in addition to being graded by the GIA or AGSL. This provides you a second authoritative analysis of your diamond. GCAL also verifies that your diamond meets all the specific quality requirements of the Blue Nile Signature Collection.

Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL)

GCAL Diamond Certificate of Authenticity

GCAL warrants that each diamond meets the grades and measurements noted in the GIA or AGSL grading report, within recognized gemological 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

GCAL 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

GCAL 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, color and clarity grades. It also contains any comments regarding the diamond.

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Learn about our appraisals and other grading reports that accompany diamonds and fine jewelry from Blue Nile.
GIA Diamond Grading Report
GIA Diamond Dossier®
AGSL Diamond Quality Document
GCAL Diamond Certificate of Authenticity
Blue Nile Appraisal