When considering the use of your existing diamond or gemstone in a piece of jewelry, a thorough evaluation is the first step in the process. This is completed, while you wait, by one of our gemologists in our Accredited Diamond and Gem Laboratory.
For all loose diamonds over 0.50 carats, a Pieter Andries Diamond Grading Certificate is created, detailing the weight, measurements, and quality factors, with additional emphasis on the quality of the cut, which can account for as much as 50% of the value of the diamond.
The detailed of description of your item will serve as a means to identify it should any question arise, as well as for insurance purposes while it is in our possession.
From a design standpoint, accurate measurement and grading at the beginning of the process will ensure that the elements of the finished design compliment your existing stone(s).