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GIA Certified,
Ethically Sourced


All Hattons diamonds are accompanied by a certificate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the world's premier gemstone grading organization, giving you complete peace of mind that your diamond is graded to the most stringent standards. Hattons takes extreme care in ensuring that its diamonds are sourced in an ethical manner, which means that they do not originate from conflict areas.

GIA Diamond Reports



The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is one of the world's best-recognized laboratories for grading and identifying diamonds.

All Hattons diamonds are GIA-certified, thereby giving our clients the assurance that the diamond complies with its description and characteristics as outlined on our website.

A GIA Diamond Grading Report – also commonly known as a GIA certificate – describes a diamond with relation to its 4Cs, and displays a diagram with the diamond's proportions and any inclusions and other clarity characteristics.
It also contains a key to the GIA's grading scale for clarity and colour (in case of white diamonds). Often, the GIA report identification number is laser-engraved on the diamond girdle to ensure that the diamond complies with the correct report.

For diamonds smaller than 1 carat, the GIA provides The GIA Diamond Dossier ®, which has all the attributes present in the GIA Diamond Grading Report except the clarity plot and proportion diagram.
GIA'S DIAMOND GRADING REPORT

Ethically Sourced Diamonds



Hattons' diamonds are ethically sourced and comply with the Kimberley Process, a set of internationally agreed
procedures implemented in August 2003 that aim to eliminate conflict diamonds from the marketplace.
More than 70 governments have adopted this process, and 99% of the global diamond supply originates from conflict-free regions.

The Kimberley Process



The following is an outline of the Kimberley Process International Certification Scheme:

DIAMOND VERIFICATION
Government Diamond Offices in the source country verify that rough diamonds brought to them for inspection originate from conflict-free areas.
CUSTOMS INSPECTION
The customs department in the receiving country checks the sealed container to ensure that the shipment has not been tampered with.
INFORMATION
Jewelers and retailers must ensure that the diamonds they sell are conflict-free, and must be able to provide pertinent information to clients on demand.
CERTIFICATION
A Kimberley Process Certificate is issued by the government which is attached to a sealed container with the rough diamonds.
GOVERNMENT REGULATION
Only governments that follow Kimberley Process procedures are allowed to legitimately export and import diamonds. Details about the history and current status of this issue can be viewed at the World Diamond Council website.
COMPLIANCE INVOICES
Legitimately imported diamonds with the Kimberley Certificate may be sold, polished or cut so long as invoices issued at each stage clearly demonstrate compliance with the Kimberley Process.