Diamond Certification, security

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Diamond Certification

The DCLA Diamond Grading Report is a comprehensive, providing all the information necessary to make an educated diamond purchase.

The DCLA Diamond Grading Report guarantees the authenticity of diamonds, and rules out the possibility of a diamond being synthetic or an imitation.

The Diamond Grading Report also contains a complete description of the diamond including: a unique ID number, carat weight, colour grade, clarity grade, shape, measurements, proportions, proportion grade, transparency grade, polish grade, symmetry grade, fluorescence, hue and other remarks or characteristics which determine the quality of the diamond.

The individual parameters listed above allow for accurate identification of the diamond, while the overall grade for a set of parameters provides easy understanding of a diamond’s quality.

All of these diamond quality characteristics determine the value of a diamond, and are discussed in detail under The 5 C'S of diamond grading.

The DCLA Diamond Grading Report is the most important document your diamond will ever be linked to. The Diamond Grading Report does not date or expire, and provides a steady foundation for calculating the replacement value of your diamond.

To prevent counterfeiting the Diamond Grading Report has various security features including holograms, a UV activated text seal covering the information field, special UV activated paper, and an embossed foiled crest.

DCLA also provides an Online Diamond Grading Report Check, which is your way to verify the authenticity of information for your diamond, should it be required for an insurance appraisal, or to replace a lost or damaged Diamond Grading Report.

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Rough or uncut Diamonds:

DCLA offers the only qualified service for rough diamonds direct from our South African DCW.

Our diamond expertise in the DCW (Diamond Cutting Works) is third generation. 

We are experts in the field of:

Marking for cleaving, laser or conventional sawing.

Our services included:

Rough diamond pricing on individual single large crystals or parcels of small rough or run of mine.

Classification of rough parcels of diamonds for colour and clarity.

Expected weight recovery of rough diamonds, for rounds or fancy shapes.

Pricing of industrial, near gem and gem quality diamonds.

Sorting of near gem rough, and their market price.

Production services:

Calculation of the retention on all shapes including octahedrons and misshapen crystals, with a predicted accurate expected weight.

Opening windows on rough diamonds, for marking and internal assessment of depth and sizes of inclusions.

Cutting and Polishing rounds and fancy shapes.

Fancy colours:

Identifying natural origin, colour banding, zoning within rough diamond crystals of fancy colours.

Proportion and expected angles for light reflection and colour intensifying the natural colour in the crystal.

latest news

Monday 12 June, 2017

GEM DIAMONDS FINDS TWO LARGE ROCKS AT FLAGSHIP MINE IN LESOTHO

Africa focused Gem Diamonds has discovered two diamonds bigger than 100 carats at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, which should help the company boost revenue and investors confidence.

Tuesday 6 June, 2017

KIMBERLEY DIAMONDS CLOSES ITS LAST MINE

Controversial Australia-based miner Kimberley Diamonds has put its last remaining diamond mine into administration after it failed to secure fresh funding.

Monday 5 June, 2017

DE BEERS GOES TO COURT OVER SOUTH AFRICA EXPORT LEVY

De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) is reportedly appealing to the Pretoria High Court in South Africa to set aside a decision by the South African Minister of Minerals Mosebenzi Zwane requiring DBCM to pay a levy on diamonds exported from South Africa to Botswana for the purpose of aggregation.

Thursday 18 May, 2017

DE BEERS TAPS INTO POLISHED DIAMONDS MARKET WITH FIRST-TIME AUCTION

Anglo American’s De Beers, the world’s largest rough diamond producer by value, has decided to begin selling its own polished diamonds in auctions for the first time in its history.

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

SOTHEBY'S SELLS THE APOLLO AND ARTEMIS DIAMONDS FOR £44.9 MILLION

Wednesday 10 May, 2017

US WOBBLE TAKES SHINE OFF PANDORA SALES

Pandora reported strong growth in the first quarter, but US store closures and sluggish mall traffic dented its performance stateside.

Sunday 7 May, 2017

IMPORTANT ADVICE ON HOW TO SELL YOUR DIAMONDS

If you are you considering selling your diamond, but feel as though you have no idea how or where to begin with the process?