Inscription & grading


Diamonds that are eligible to become Forevermark are sent to the Forevermark Diamond Institute in Antwerp, Belgium, the internationally renowned center of diamond excellence. As part of the De Beers group of companies, our experts draw on cutting-edge bespoke technology and grading processes, as well as 125 years of diamond expertise, to carefully inspect every diamond, going beyond the technical qualities of the 4Cs to hand-pick only those diamonds that are truly beautiful.

Only once a diamond’s provenance and quality are confirmed can it receive the Forevermark inscription – a symbol of our promise. The Forevermark inscription consists of a unique identification number and the Forevermark icon.The inscription is 1/20th of a micron deep – 1/5000th the depth of a human hair – and is placed on the table facet of the diamond, using confidential, proprietary technology developed by the De Beers group of companies.

Invisible to the naked eye, our inscription is not only proof that each diamond is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced, but also allows you to register your diamond for extra assurance.


FOREVERMARK DIAMOND GRADING

While you can have confidence that every Forevermark diamond is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced, jewelers are able to offer further assurance through a certified grading report.

Forevermark diamonds are graded at the Forevermark Diamond Institute in Antwerp, Belgium.

A Forevermark Grading Report is an accurate assessment of your diamond’s unique qualities: its cut, clarity, color and carat weight. Each diamond is checked at least five times to ensure an accurate profile that is reliable and consistent. In addition to your diamond’s technical 4Cs details, the passport-sized Grading Report provides a special blueprint which maps the exact qualities that make the diamond one of a kind and confirms that it is natural and untreated. 

All Forevermark
diamonds over
½ carat come
with a Forevermark
Grading Report.

The Report also includes your unique inscription number and a bespoke security hologram for assurance that the report is valid and genuine.

Please note that all Forevermark diamonds over 1/2 carat come with a Forevermark Grading Report. Grading Reports may be requested for Forevermark diamonds in lower carat weights. Please check with your nearest Authorized Forevermark Jeweler, who will be able to help with inquiries about grading.

Forevermark Grading Reports are subject to limitations.


IMPORTANT LIMITATIONS

This certificate is not a guarantee, valuation or appraisal, and Forevermark has made no representation or warranty about this certificate or the diamond referred to in it. This certificate is provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. This certificate contains a description of the characteristics of the diamond based on Forevermark's grading, testing, examination and analysis, using Forevermark techniques and equipment at the time of examination. Therefore, opinions on the characteristics referred to herein may reasonably vary.

A similar certificate provided by a third party laboratory may differ from this one depending on when, how and by whom the diamond is examined, and the changes and improvements in techniques and equipment that may have occurred between the two examinations. It will not always be possible to determine if a diamond has been treated or processed, and Forevermark offers no guarantees in this respect.

Forevermark has provided this certificate for a small fee compared to the present and potential value of the diamond referred to because it is able to limit Forevermark's liability as follows:

FOREVERMARK AND ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE, OR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, STATUTORY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, RESULTING FROM ANY ERROR OR OMISSION FROM THIS CERTIFICATE OR FROM THE ISSUANCE OR USE OF THIS CERTIFICATE, EVEN IF THE LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE WAS CAUSED BY FOREVERMARK, ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS, OR BY THE ACTS OF OTHERS EVEN IF THEY WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

The above limitation of liability extends to the person for whom this certificate was prepared and to every other person to whom this certificate is distributed or shown.