Diamond laser Inscription
Laser inscription is the use of a very fine, precise laser beam to write a grading report number or customised personal message on the girdle (outside perimeter) of a diamond. The laser inscription is totally invisible to the naked eye and can only be seen with a magnifying loupe or a special diamond inscription viewer.
Cold or Hot Laser Inscription?
Cold laser inscription does not change the colour or clarity grade of a diamond and is considered permanent as it can only be removed by a professional diamond cutter. DCLA uses the latest cold laser technology that allows excellent control during inscription without damaging the diamond (unlike a hot laser). Laser inscription will ensure that the loose diamond matches the Diamond Certificate. If the diamond is set in the ring it will also confirm that it is the same diamond as the one described on the Diamond Certificate.
DCLA uses the world’s most advanced laser inscription technology, offering the safest method of laser inscription and the greatest variety of options.
Laser inscription will never chip or fracture a diamond, because the “cold laser process” (using a short wave length, the very deep-blue part of the spectrum of light-waves) produces no thermal effect on the inscribed gem.
Laser inscription that is written with a cold laser process does not change the color grade or clarity grade of a diamond.
Diamonds that have a laser inscription of the diamond certificate or diamond report number on the girdle of the diamond provide instant verification, added security and peace of mind when making a diamond purchase.
Romantic messages like ‘Forever Yours’ and ‘I love you’ are examples of the most popular inscribed messages. Poetry, symbols, names and special dates can also be laser insribed. Since the diamond laser inscription can be read only when viewed under magnification, you can keep it to yourself or choose to share it with your family and friends.
Does the Diamond Have a Laser Inscription?
The process for having a diamond laser inscribed is as follows. Laboratories working to international standards will not simply inscribe any certificate number onto a diamond. The diamond must first pass a verification test to ensure that the grading certificate is authentic and the diamond matches the certificate. Only then will that certificate number be laser inscribed onto the diamond.
Check your Diamond Quality Report or Diamond Certificate – it will state the Laser Inscription number if it has been inscribed.
Check your certificate to see if your diamond is laser inscribed
GIA Diamond Dossier
GIA Report Number, referred to as the GIA Inscription Registry is included on all diamonds certified with a GIA Diamond Dossier®, these diamonds are micro-laser inscribed with the diamonds unique GIA report number for identification.
Cold or Hot Laser?
It is also important to note the difference between hot and cold lasers. Cold laser technology allows excellent control during inscription without damaging the diamond. Cold lasers are used by the GIA, HRD, AGS, DCLA. i.e. all the major international laboratories.
Hot lasers are generally used during manufacturing. Low end hot lasers are sometimes used by retailers for branding purposes. Hot lasers can alter the quality or damage the diamond.
Verify your Diamond
If the diamond has a laser inscription number or message on it and the information does not appear on the Diamond Certificate it is best to verify that your stone has been inscribed with a cold laser and it is the same stone described on the Diamond Certificate. This will assure that the diamond has not been damaged by hot laser inscription since certification. DCLA has a diamond verification process to test that the diamond matches the certificate and that it has not been damaged or altered by a hot laser inscription.
Laser Inscription Service
If you would like to have your diamond laser inscribed with the Diamond Certificate number or a special message Diamond Imports only recommends DCLA to do this process. DCLA also has a Diamond Registry Service for added protection, identification and proof of ownership in the case of loss or left.
Check your certificate to see if your diamond is laser inscribed.
The DCLA uses the most advanced PhotoScribe cold laser inscription technology.
PhotoScribe is the only company in the world that guarantees in writing that their patented ‘cold’ lasers will not crack or fracture your diamonds.
If the stone has been laser inscribed, the inscription details will appear on the certificate.
Using advanced laser inscription technology, we can engrave a special or secret message on the diamond for the ultimate personal touch.
Using this advanced laser inscription technology, we can engrave a special or secret message on the diamond for the ultimate personal touch.