Before ordering a memorial diamond, you should consider the need of an independent gemology certificate as proof that it is a genuine diamond that comes out of a laboratory (using an ashes into diamonds process) instead of a diamond mine.

When making diamonds out of ashes, the resulting authentication certificates are issued by either the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the International Gemological Institute (IGI).

The certificate not only authenticates its nature and origin but also specifies the grading of its 4 Cs.

Quality guarantee via GIA, IGI certificates