A polished diamond is then sent to one of the De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds. Here, expert graders draw on proprietary, state-of-the-art technologies and years of experience to examine each diamond, going beyond the technical 4C’s criteria to hand-select only the most beautiful to become Forevermark.
A diamond will go through, at minimum, a seventeen-step process. The diamond will be thoroughly checked and rigorously examined by expert graders for any flaws or imperfections that will impact its beauty. The diamonds are also scanned by industry-leading proprietary machines to check for their authenticity, carat weight and symmetry, and then hand examined once again for colour categorisation and inclusions, or flaws visible to the naked eye.
Forevermark diamonds must be completely natural, and must have close to perfectly polished tables - this is where the inscription will be placed. Out of all of the diamonds in the world, less than 1% qualify to become Forevermark diamonds.
Forevermark Grading Reports
A Forevermark Grading Report, produced by expert gemologists, can be requested with your inscribed diamond. The report features the unique identification number inscribed on the diamond, a bespoke security hologram, and an accurate blueprint of the Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat of each diamond.