It is possible to trace a diamond

It is possible to trace a diamond if it has been reported as lost or stolen and has been registered with a diamond grading and identification laboratory. Many diamonds are laser-inscribed with a unique identification number or code that can be used to identify the stone if it is recovered.

In addition to laser-inscriptions, diamond grading and identification laboratories such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) and (DCLA) Diamond Certification Laboratory of Australia, provide certificates for diamonds that include a detailed description of the stone’s characteristics, including its carat weight, colour, clarity, and cut. These certificates are the main method used to help identify a lost or stolen diamond.

However, it is important to note that not all diamonds are registered with these laboratories or have laser-inscriptions. Additionally, some diamonds may be recut or modified in a diamond cutting factory, making them more difficult to identify, But not impossible. Therefore, while it is possible to trace a lost or stolen diamond, it is not always guaranteed.

While measurements do provide all the proportion information about a diamond, they alone cannot be used to definitively identify a diamond.

Diamond measurements typically refer to the dimensions of the stone, including its length, width, and depth, as well as the angles and proportions of the diamond’s cut. Measurements determine a diamond’s shape and some aspects of its quality, such as its symmetry and polish, these alone do not provide enough information to identify a diamond conclusively.

To identify a diamond, experts will rely on a combination of factors, including the diamond’s unique physical characteristics, such as its colour, clarity, and fluorescence, as well as any laser-inscriptions or certificates associated with the stone.

DCLA has a diamond registry, linking your diamond ownership

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How often should I have my diamond ring checked

Diamond ring

Diamonds are among the hardest natural substances on Earth, which means that they are very durable and resistant to damage. However, while diamonds themselves are difficult to damage but not impossible, the metal and setting that hold the diamond in place can be vulnerable to wear and tear.

If a diamond ring is worn regularly, it can be exposed to a range of environmental factors such as dust, dirt, and chemicals, which can dull the metal and damage the setting. Additionally, accidental impacts, knocks, or scratches can potentially cause the diamond to become loose or even dislodge completely from its setting.

Therefore, it’s essential to take good care of your diamond ring, keep it clean and dry, and avoid wearing it during any activities that could expose it to undue stress or impact. Regular professional inspections by a jeweler can also help to detect and prevent any potential issues that could lead to damage.

It is recommended to have your diamond ring checked at least once a year by a professional jeweler. During this checkup, the jeweler will inspect the diamond to ensure it is secure in its setting and that there are no signs of damage or wear and tear. They will also clean the ring to keep it looking its best.

If you wear your diamond ring daily or engage in activities that could potentially damage the ring, such as sports or heavy manual labor, it may be advisable to have it checked more frequently, perhaps every six months or so.

It’s also a good idea to check your ring regularly at home for any signs of damage or loose stones. If you notice anything unusual, take it to a jeweler for a professional inspection right away to prevent further damage or loss of the diamond.

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Source: Certin Diamond Insurance

Bespoke Certified Diamond Jewellery Insurance launches in Australia

certified diamond jewellery insurance

CDI combines superior knowledge in the insurance and diamond industries to create a market leading product that will provide you with the right cover at the right price.

Like you, we treasure diamonds and believe they deserve the best worldwide cover should anything happen to them.

It’s why we offer a bespoke insurance policy only for certified diamond jewellery.

Specify your single item or items, and let us do the rest. Fill in your details online, register your diamond and receive instant protection against damage, loss or theft. Alternatively, give us a call and we can get the quotation process moving for you.

Your policy is underwritten at Lloyd’s of London, the oldest and most prestigious name in insurance.

And our Worldwide Cover ensures you are covered anywhere in the world for trips up to 30 days.

Our Certified Diamond Insurance team is based here in Australia and are available to help with any insurance questions you may have.

Also, so your diamonds remain as fabulous as the day you got them, we offer yearly complimentary health checks and cleans.

It’s all part of our dedicated service to keep your diamonds in their best shape.

Value Assurance
We combine superior knowledge in the diamond and insurance industries to create market-leading cover at the right price.

Accurate Claims
Your claim is overseen by diamond experts and vetted by a leading diamond laboratory, ensuring your replacement is of the same quality.

World-class Cover
Your insurance is underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd’s. Lloyd’s is the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market

Identification Recovery
Since your diamond is certified, we’ll also register and ID your diamonds, increasing the possibility of recovering them.

Source: Certified Diamond Insurance