GIA certified moldavite

Moldavites are quite often counterfeit. What about their authenticity certification? In this article, we will look at the certification of moldavites by the GIA. Also, find out where to buy GIA certified moldavite.


What is GIA

GIA certificateThe Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is an organization dedicated to research and education in the field of gemology and the jewelry arts.

GIA is highly respected for its integrity, academics, and scientific rigor and offers various services including gemstone grading and certification, education courses, and instruments for gemological research.

With a global presence, GIA’s expertise continues to be influential in maintaining trust and standards within the international gem and jewelry market.

GIA focuses mainly on the certification of diamonds and colored gemstones (rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and pearls).


Does GIA certify moldavites?

Certified moldaviteIf you look at the GIA price list, you will find various gems, but there is no mention of moldavites certification (identification report).

But there is a section for other materials where you can find prices depending on the weight of the stone. From $70 to $225 for 500 ct stones (100 g) – prices for 2023.

The price of moldavite certification (identification) will therefore be at least 70 USD for the smallest moldavites + shipping fees.


How does the GIA certification work?

Detailed instructions can be found directly on the GIA website – here.

In short, you create a “memo” on the web and then send the moldavite with the documents to the GIA. They will do the identification (create a report – certificate) and send the moldavite back to you.


Looking for a GIA certified moldavite?

We can arrange for certification by a gemologist who specializes in moldavites (expert witness). He is a part of the GIA (he has even published for them). The cost of this service is around 100 USD for 1 moldavite (year 2023).

If you are interested in GIA certification for moldavite, please contact us before ordering moldavite.

We will discuss the details and how long the certification will take.

Due to the cost of the service, it is only economical for large moldavites. For this reason, our moldavites do not have GIA certification as standard. However, we use a different certification authority, so you can find certified moldavites in our shop

Most importantly, we are moldavite miners, so you will only find genuine moldavites here.


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