GIA introduces Diamond Focus Report on small diamonds

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The Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) has announced its new digital Diamond Focus Report. The low-cost report was created for natural, D-to-Z colour, round brilliant-cut diamonds hat weigh between 0.15 and 0.29 carats.

“Recent innovations and developments in technology allow us to offer this reduced-fee service for smaller diamonds,” says Tom Moses, executive vice-president and chief laboratory and research officer for GIA. “The Diamond Focus Report will help address consumer and industry demand for rigorous and independent examination of smaller diamonds.”

The information found in the report, which is derived from the same standards and processes used for all other GIA report services, includes carat weight, colour, clarity, cut grades, polish and symmetry grade with a fluorescence description. Additionally, the results provided in the report will also be available through GIA’s online ‘Report Check’, but the GIA said that it does not issue a printed report with this service. Laser inscription of the GIA report number is also included.

Additionally, GIA laboratories in Bangkok, Carlsbad, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New York and Tokyo now offer the report. Other locations are expected to offer it in the near future. CJ

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