The Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) has announced a new digital Diamond Focus Report.
The low-cost digital report will be for natural, D-to-Z colour, round brilliant-cut diamonds that weigh between 0.15 and 0.29 carats.
The information included in the report – which includes carat weight, color, clarity, cut grades, polish and symmetry grade with a fluorescence description – comes from the same standards and processes used for all other GIA report services.
The results provided in the report will 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.
Tom Moses, executive vice-president and chief laboratory and research officer for GIA, said: “Recent innovations and developments in technology allow us to offer this reduced-fee service for smaller diamonds. The Diamond Focus Report will help address consumer and industry demand for rigorous and independent examination of smaller diamonds.”
The GIA said that its laboratories in Bangkok, Carlsbad, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New York and Tokyo now offer the service. Other locations are expected to offer the report in the near future.