New Digital Diamond Dossier First to Launch in 2023
CARLSBAD, Calif. – 7 June 2022 – GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the leader in gemmological research, education, and science-based gem identification and grading services, is strengthening its consumer protection mission by converting all GIA paper reports to a digital format by 2025.
The transformation will begin in January 2023 with the digital launch of GIA’s most popular report, the GIA Diamond Dossier ®. Powered by a fully reimagined GIA App, the new digital report will deliver the trusted diamond information that consumers expect from GIA, now more securely and conveniently than ever before.
GIA’s comprehensive digital offering will also feature a new inscription-matching service, enabled by the innovative GIA Match iDTM instrument. Engineered to pair seamlessly with the new GIA App, the GIA Match iD captures a diamond’s inscription image and links the diamond to its secure GIA report using proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
“Digital reports from GIA build on our decades of innovation and move our consumer protection mission forward,” said GIA President and CEO Susan Jacques. “This important transformation allows GIA to offer consumers a truly modern and engaging experience while helping our industry progress towards a more sustainable future.”
The conversion of all GIA reports to a digital format will save 20 tons of paper and 18.5 tons of plastic each year and reduce transportation-related carbon emissions.
“GIA uniquely combines industry-leading research, product development and grading expertise to fully utilise the power of AI and cloud technology,” said Pritesh Patel, GIA senior vice president and chief operating officer. “This unrivalled combination strengthens our ability to better serve our valued clients across the global gem and jewellery industry.”
The digital GIA Diamond Dossier service has three dynamic elements:
- A fully digital report including the diamond’s 4Cs.
- The GIA App for retailers and consumers to securely view, save and share report information for their diamonds and learn about GIA’s 4Cs of Diamond Quality.
- The GIA Match iD instrument with proprietary AI technology, which captures the diamond’s inscription image and links the diamond to its unique GIA report in the secure GIA cloud, and sharing it directly to the consumer in the GIA App.
The new digital report experience, including demonstrations of the GIA App and GIA Match iD, will debut at the GIA stand at the JCK Las Vegas show that starts on 10 June. Find the details of all that GIA has to offer at JCK Las Vegas here - https://discover.gia.edu/jck2022.
Find out more about the GIA App and GIA Match iD, including training and tools for retailers, FAQs and videos at https://discover.gia.edu/Unfold-the-Future. The GIA Match iD instrument will be available for purchase in autumn 2022.