By Ashley Bailey
, Monday, May 21, 2007 12:00 AM
From GIA, Carlsbad, Calif. – GIA is expanding the carat weight range of diamonds that qualify for Diamond Dossier® service.
“In response to heightened demand, we’re making our Diamond Dossier service accessible to more people through a wider range of diamond sizes,” said Tom Moses, senior vice president of GIA Laboratory and Research. “Effective June 1, we’ll be lowering the minimum size of diamonds graded to 0.15 cts. and raising the largest size to 1.99 cts.”
Since it was introduced in late 1998, the compact Diamond Dossier format has proven to be an attractive product for both the general public and the industry.
“The Dossier includes the same grading, proportion and measurement information as the GIA Diamond Grading Report, but without a plotting diagram,” said Moses. “This makes it a cost-effective grading and inscription service for diamonds in this size range.”
The Diamond Dossier comes with a free laser inscription registry of the GIA report number on the stone’s girdle, providing for fast and easy identification. Additional information can be inscribed for a fee.
“Turnaround time is dropping, and GIA is committed to bringing it down significantly in the coming months,” said Moses. “Additionally, we’re working on many other parts of our business to make it faster, easier and more convenient to work with the GIA Laboratory. Expanding the popular Dossier service is just one more way of meeting client needs.”
An independent nonprofit organization, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology. Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most respected gemological education available. In 1953, the Institute created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world. Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. GIA’s website address is http://www.gia.edu/
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