(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) introduced the revised format for its diamond grading and gem identification reports beginning January 1, 2014. While the format has changed, the information, which is so important to clients and the public, has not.
Upon request, GIA will offer no-cost reissues for reports issued from July 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2013. Reissues of reports dated Jan. 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013 will be available for a nominal fee. The previous reports must be returned to GIA before the reissues can be processed. Laboratory clients may check GIA.edu or contact their GIA client service representatives for further information.
The new reports have dimensions similar to the prior versions; they will consume less paper and other materials; and they have enhanced security features including a unique and durable proprietary paper. QR codes printed on each report will provide direct access to GIA’s online Report Check service, which allows clients and consumers to confirm the authenticity of GIA grading and identification reports with their smartphones.
More information is available on GIA’s website at www.gia.edu/gem-lab-report-new-format.