The European Gemological Laboratory, or EGL, was founded in Belgium more
than 30 years ago. EGL is committed to protecting the integrity of the jewelry trade and
promoting public interest through applied science, innovation, education, and
exceptional service. The laboratory is credited with introducing new approaches to
diamond grading and conducting advanced research with physicists, geologists, and
Founded in 1931, the Gemological Institute of America, or GIA, is an independent, non-profit organization considered by many to be the world's foremost authority in gemology. Introduced in 1953, their diamond and gemstone grading system is recognized worldwide. Manufacturers from around the world send diamonds and gems to GIA for examination and analysis.
When a diamond is accompanied by a GIA certificate, the consumer is assured that the stone has been analyzed by an unbiased gemologist who upholds the highest standards of integrity, science, and professionalism.
It is the responsibility of a reputable and knowledgeable diamond company to identify the most brilliant, desirable diamonds and to price them appropriately regardless of whether the laboratory certificate is EGL, GIA or any other laboratory.
Diamond Syndicate carefully and meticulously select their diamonds, prior to the certification process. It is important to remember that there are more characteristics that we look at in a diamond, in addition to the ‘4 C’s’. Diamonds are the most intriguing and brilliant of all gemstones and buyers are well advised to work with an experienced, knowledgeable diamond company that truly cares about the diamonds they offer and the best interests of their clients.