GIA Laboratory Alert
November 25, 2015 – To address concerns in the trade following GIA’s action to invalidate potentially altered grading reports, GIA will offer a no-cost confirmation service for any diamond grading report originally issued between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015. All requests for the no-cost update service must be received by GIA by January 30, 2016.
To submit a diamond and its existing report for confirmation service, contact your client service representative.
Read the press release here.
October 26, 2015 – GIA has updated the list of 1,042 invalidated diamond grading reports with the client accounts that submitted the diamonds in question.
Download the list of invalidated reports here.
October 23, 2015 – GIA has invalidated 1,042 diamond grading reports that were altered by an outside party who gained unauthorized remote access to GIA’s grading information database before the reports were printed and provided to the submitting clients. Anyone in possession of any of these grading reports or diamonds is strongly requested to return them immediately to GIA.
To learn more about this issue, read the Oct. 23, 2015 press release and the Oct. 26, 2015 update.