IDL Unveils Grading Fee Structure

International Diamond Laboratories, Dubai, released its fee structure for its diamond certification services Tuesday. IDL offers three basic products: the IDL Diamond Certificate, the IDL Compact Diamond Certificate and the IDL Color Certificate. New prices are effective immediately.

The product and pricing structure are as follows:

* IDL Diamond Certificate – A threefold luxurious cover with detailed information on the 4C’s. It confirms the natural character of the diamond and offers a detailed plotting of the internal and external characteristics of the diamond. Typically, prices range from $50 for diamonds up to 46 points to $100 for a 1.99 ct. stone.

* IDL Compact Diamond Certificate – A twofold document offering detailed information on the 4C’s. It also confirms the natural character of the diamond. Compact certificates are offered for diamonds starting from 15 points to 4.99 cts. Prices range from $35 for diamonds up to 46 points to $75 for a 1.99 ct. stone.

* The IDL Color Certificate – It confirms that the diamond has a natural origin and that it has not been treated. It also provides the carat weight and exact color grade. The 2C color certificate is offered at $12 for diamonds up to 46 points and $20 for stones just under a carat.

Both the diamond certificate and the compact diamond certificate come with a complimentary IDL Digicert, an electronic, online available version of the hard copy certificate that can be consulted by logging in using the certificate’s unique number.

IDL clients can receive a discount of up to 25 percent when registering more than 100 stones.

In addition, IDL offers downstream services such as sealing, laser inscription, and language options at very competitive prices as part of an effort to support consumer confidence in diamonds.

IDL Sealing – It showcases the diamond in a tamper-proof container. It is transparent and clearly summarizes the 4C’s. Sealing is offered for $10 at time of certification or $20 for resealing.

Diamonds can be laser inscribed for $10 below a carat and $20 above. A choice is offered between the IDL logo accompanied by the certificate’s unique number or a personal logo and/or message.

Certificates can be re-issued in another language for just 10 USD. Currently IDL certificates are available in English and Arabic.

IDL services the global diamond and jewelry industry through its offices in Antwerp, Dubai and Mumbai.