Diamond Laser Inscription
By Bryan Boyne (g.g.) , Friday, November 02, 2012
Modern technology has provided the option of permanently marking diamonds in a very discreet way so that they can be identified quickly and conveniently. Diamond laser inscription is done using a very small and precise laser beam to lightly etch numbers, letters and even graphics on the girdle of the diamond. The laser inscription can be read using a jewelers’ loupe, but is not visible to the naked eye and does not impact the diamond’s quality or light performance.
Every A CUT ABOVE® Super Ideal Diamond is inscribed at the laboratory with its corresponding report number. The details of the diamond inscription are noted on the lab certificate under “comments”. Most diamonds in our Expert Selection and Premium Select categories are likewise inscribed.
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With an inscribed diamond the owner has peace of mind in knowing that they can easily verify their diamond at any time. It is also helpful to jewelers and diamond merchants for quality control, especially if they handle many diamonds of very similar gemological sizes and qualities.
It can be a challenge for a novice to read a diamond inscription with a hand held jewelers' loupe. A microscope makes this much easier to do. The size of the characters in an inscription is largely determined by the height of the girdle. Therefore, the bigger the diamond, the easier it is to read the inscription.
There is a cost associated with diamond inscriptions. It is considered an important value add by most consumers in today’s market, and by some an expected aspect of diamond certifications.
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It should be noted that sometimes diamonds are inscribed AFTER a lab report is issued. In these cases there will not be a notation on the certificate and extra precautions should be taken to independently verify the diamond against the report.
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