When it comes to diamonds, people go to great lengths to prevent fraud and theft, provide insurance and security, and protect their investment in all possible ways. If you have taken care to ensure that you have purchased a certified diamond, this is the least you can do. One method of doing this is through laser inscription of diamonds.
So what exactly is diamond laser inscription? It is a unique identification number that is engraved on a diamond. Consisting of letters and numbers, this engraving is done at the laboratory where the diamond has been graded and certified. This identification number is also mentioned in the diamond certificate given by the certifying lab.
Laser inscription does not damage a stone or lower its value. On the contrary, it proves that the stone is a genuine product and ensures it receives a good price in case of a sale. Some people worry that the inscription might take away the show of the stone, but that too is incorrect. It cannot be seen with the naked eye, so no one can see any numbers in the necklace, bracelet or ring you are wearing. You will actually require a magnifying glass with 15x power to be able to read the inscription. Hence, neither the value nor the appearance of the diamond is affected at all.
The identification number inscribed in the diamond is the same as the one in the certification report, which helps in identifying a particular stone. This kind of precaution can help people in protecting themselves from fraud. For example, if your gem is misplaced, stolen, replaced by an inferior quality stone or gone for cleaning, you just have to check the inscription to find out whether it is your own stone or something else. You don’t even need to go to a jeweller or lab for it. Such inscriptions are also helpful when you want to get your diamonds insured. Finally, if your stone is stolen, it facilitates the tracing and recovery.
These should be sufficient reasons for getting your stone inscribed. Just go to any diamond testing and certification laboratory and ask them to have your stone engraved with its certification number. You might have to pay a fee for this out of your own pocket, but it’s totally worth the cost in the long term.
However, one precaution you might want to take with engraved stones is when cleaning them or refitting them into new jewellery. In these cases, inform the jeweller or lab technician about the engraving so that they don’t accidentally damage it or hide it within the metal setting.
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