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The latest romantic realists are proving their love by writing it in stone – on a diamond, that is.

Now lovers can personalize diamond jewelry by having a romantic or secret message engraved on the gem's girdle (outside edge). Trendiest cutting edge idea is called “diamond laser inscription.”

Diamond laser inscription not only provides a romantic personal touch, but also an easy way to identify a diamond. The service is available through local jewelers and is performed by the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) Gem Trade Laboratory. GIA, an independent nonprofit organization based in Carlsbad, Calif., is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology.

Diamond inscription A micro-laser beam is used to etch a microscopic inscription on the girdle of any diamond weighing one-quarter carat or more.

Romantic personalized messages, poetry, symbols, names and special dates are popular. Since the message can be read only under magnification, customers can keep it to themselves or choose to share it with others.

In addition to personalization, inscription can provide peace of mind when making a diamond purchase. For example, diamonds graded by GIA Gem Trade Laboratory can have its unique Diamond Grading Report number inscribed on it for instant verification. “Demand for diamond inscription has been phenomenal and there are no signs of it slowing down,” said Thomas C. Yonelunas, chief executive officer of the GIA Gem Trade Laboratory. “We will inscribe anything within reason – and taste. Diamond laser inscription has truly caught the public's imagination.” The price of inscription is based on the weight of the diamond and the length of the inscription.

Anything can be inscribed on the girdle, from an identification number to a name or phrase. A trained jeweler, with the aid of the loupe (magnifying glass) will be able to read the inscription. Usually, brand name diamonds will carry their name or logo on the girdle. Most certified diamonds would be inscribed with their certificate number. Laser inscription does not change the color grade or clarity grade of a diamond. The inscription is considered permanent but, if needed, the inscription can be removed by a professional diamond cutter without any change in the weight, appearance or size of your diamond.






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