When purchasing jewelry, it is important that it is certified by a reputable store or company. Be sure that a certified appraisal accompanies your purchase. Important credentials to look for are participation in the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) and recognization by the Better Business Bureau. A certified appraisal will include the company's seal, and can be used to insure your items. Certain items come with a diamond grading laboratory certificate. Some reputable companies who certify stones are GIA, EGL, UGL, and AGS.
All jewelry purchased from Front Jewelers is accompanied with an appraisal. Every engagement ring is also accompanied with a UGL certification. These certificates issued by a third party graduated GIA gemologist.