The Gemological Institute of America has updated the format on their grading reports. Founded in 1931, the GIA’s mission is to protect buyers and sellers alike by authenticating and verifying the quality of loose diamonds using specific metrics. Over the years, the report has evolved to respond to different security issues and changes in technology.
The update, effective January 1st, 2014, will address a few security issues and includes technological updates as well.
1) The new report will include a QR code so consumers can easily identify and confirm the authenticity of the document.
2)The report will also feature a proprietary paper blend that will deter forgers and help easily identify legitimate reports.
For more information on exchanging reports for the revised format, visit GIA.edu.