A Full Explanation of Your Gemporia Authenticity Certificate

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Certificates of authenticity are one of the most essential parts of your gemstone jewellery delivery. When you purchase jewellery from us, you will also receive a certificate of authenticity certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

But why are these certificates necessary?

WHY DO I NEED AN AUTHENTICITY CERTIFICATE?

The certificate that comes with your piece holds the entire product identity. We give them to ensure the authenticity of the gemstone or gemstones inside the piece and confirm to you that your jewels are natural and genuine.

Additionally, it offers you security regarding negotiations in the gemstone market, which would prove extremely useful if you were ever to sell your gemstone piece in the future.

If you have seen a Gemporia authenticity certificate before or have one in your possession, you may be wondering what all the words and numbers on it actually mean. So, let us fully explain the information on your certificate, and give you some insight into the pieces in your gemstone jewellery collection.

WHAT INFORMATION IS ON YOUR AUTHENTICITY CERTIFICATE?

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A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE PIECE YOU’VE BOUGHT

The first piece of information written on your certificate of authenticity is a complete description of what you now own. This description will include everything from the product type you have, what gemstones are included in it and, if you’ve purchased a ring, what size it is.

For example, in the certificate pictured above, we can see that the piece is a pair of earrings set into 9K Gold, which include both Idar Pink Morganite and White Zircon. As earrings are a one-size-fits-all product, no size is listed.

AN INDEPENDENT HALLMARK

Your authenticity certificate also includes information about your piece’s hallmark. All jewellery pieces above a certain metal weight must be hallmarked by one of the UK’s four assay offices; by law, hallmarks must be present on Gold pieces weighing 1 gram or above, Platinum pieces weighing 0.5 grams or above and Silver pieces weighing 7.78 grams or above.

The Birmingham Assay Office hallmarks all Gemporia jewellery; this information is clearly stated on your certificate. For more information on the history of hallmarks and how to read yours, explore our guide to the hallmarks on Gemporia jewellery.

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A RANGE OF KEY GEMSTONE INFORMATION

As your certificate confirms the authenticity of your gemstone, it will also include the essential details of that gemstone.

Your authenticity certificate will cover the essential information about the gemstone (or gemstones) inside your piece, such as:

  • Which country it’s from

  • What variety of gemstone it is

  • The gemstone’s carat weight

  • The shape of the stone

  • The size of the stone

All this information is hugely important if you should want to sell it in the future. But, it also provides a fascinating insight into the history of the gemstone and the remarkable journey it has taken to get to you.

YOUR GEMSTONE’S TREATMENT

Sometimes, before being set into jewellery, gemstones receive safe and certified treatments in order to enhance their colour. Treating a gem is a perfectly acceptable practice. However, it may mean that it must be stored or cleaned in a specific way.

Your authenticity certificate states whether or not your gemstone has been treated, and if it has, what treatment it has received. This will give you insight into the gemstone’s journey and teach you how to properly clean and care for your jewel.

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A SCANNABLE QR CODE

Lastly, our authenticity certificates all come with a QR code that expands on the information we’ve already given. After all, only so much can fit on a pocket-sized card!

Just scan the code using your smartphone, and away you go!

Authenticity certificates are one way we ensure our products are genuine and feature only the highest-quality natural gemstones. Explore our diverse collection of genuine gemstone jewellery to find your next piece.

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