• Important Limitations for EL-RAN’s Authenticity Reports and their Facsimiles

An EL-RAN Authenticity Report is not a guarantee, valuation or appraisal. EL-RAN makes no representation or warranty with its reports regarding the described articles or any inscriptions. An EL-RAN Authenticity Report only contains a description of the characteristics of an article after it has been (collectively) graded, sorted, tested, researched and analyzed, using the techniques and equipment available to the EL-RAN lab at the time of the examination. The results of any other examination carried out on the same article may differ depending on

(i) when, how and by whom the article is examined and
(ii) the changes and improvements in techniques and equipment that may have occurred, which may enable the examiner to detect, among other things, the use of processes for altering the characteristics of an article – the use of which could not previously be detected by the EL-RAN lab – or alterations which became reversible, even if the process remains undetectable. All trademarks, service marks, logos, words, characters or other symbols (other than the EL-RAN Authenticity Report number, EL-RAN trademark, service mark or logo) are solely determined by and attributable to the Client for whom the Authenticity Report was prepared, and are neither attributable to, nor to be understood as, an indication of any determination by EL-RAN.

EL-RAN can only provide its reports for a relatively small fee compared to the present and potential value of the described article, because the Authenticity Report is subject to the following limitations on the liability of EL-RAN and the limitations described in the agreement by which the report is made, all of which relate to the Client for whom the Authenticity Report was prepared and by extension to every other person to whom the Authenticity Report is distributed or shown:

(1) EL-RAN AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE RESULTING FROM ANY ERROR IN OR OMISSION FROM THE AUTHENTICITY REPORT, OR FROM THE ISSUANCE OR USE OF THE REPORT, EVEN IF THE LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE WAS CAUSED BY EL-RAN OR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS AND
(2) IN ANY CASE, EL-RAN AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, STATUTORY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, RESULTING FROM ANY ERROR IN OR OMISSION FROM, OR FOR THE ISSUANCE OF OR USE OF, THE REPORT, OR FOR ANY ERROR IN OR OMISSION FROM THE REPORT CAUSED BY THE ACTS OF OTHERS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

In order to protect both the public and EL-RAN, no reports, names, trademarks, service marks or logos relating to EL-RAN and the EL-RAN Authenticity Report may be used in whole or in part for purposes of advertising, publicity or promotion, and the Authenticity Report may not be referred to as a guarantee, certification, valuation or an appraisal.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS FOR DIGITAL COPIES OF EL-RAN REPORTS

The EL-RAN Authenticity Report facsimile is a digital representation of an original EL-RAN Authenticity Report and is subject to the same limitations as described above. Under certain circumstances the digital representation might not be accepted instead of the original EL-RAN Authenticity Report. The original EL-RAN Authenticity Reports includes certain security features which cannot be reproduced on a facsimile.

STATEMENT OF AUTHENTICITY
This document reflects the professional opinion of EL-RAN, supported by the techniques and tools available at the time of the examination. The Authenticity Report describes whether the diamonds are natural diamonds or simulants or laboratory-grown diamonds. This document also describes the quality characteristics of the diamonds based on the international 4C’s and it reveals all treatments discovered during the analysis by EL-RAN.

The EL-RAN Authenticity Report

The EL-RAN Authenticity Report represents a technologically advanced evaluation of diamonds and gems. It provides a blueprint of the enclosed characteristics of the gemstone and a tangible proof of its quality. The EL-RAN lab is dedicated to protecting all purchasers of gemstones and jewelry. The EL-RAN lab applies the International Diamond Grading System and the 4C’s of diamond quality. For color grading we use official registered ‘GIA color master stones’ and a special tool from HRD Antwerp (developed exclusively for the EL-RAN Antwerp lab). El-RAN’s assessment of gemstones is objective and unbiased. In addition to adhering to strict sorting and identification standards, the EL-RAN lab operates under a strict code of ethics designed to protect its autonomy and guarantee the integrity of every Authenticity Report it issues.

  • On the Authenticity Report itself

The diamonds in this document have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict, in accordance with United Nations resolutions and corresponding national laws. EL-RAN hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict free and confirms adherence to the World Diamond Council System of Warranties Guidelines. This Authenticity Report has been carried out with adequate care and can be repeated at any time within the structure of an identical research methodology. Traceability data are based on the information provided to us by the factory and/or supplier that provides the polished diamonds. The results documented in this Authenticity Report relate only to the diamond(s) described and were obtained using the techniques and equipment available to EL-RAN at the time of the examination. This Authenticity Report is not a guarantee or a valuation. For additional information and important limitations and disclaimers please refer to elran-diamonds.com/ Authenticity Report/ Terms or call the EL-RAN bv Lab at +32 3 2051727.