Press Release

GIA Offers Express Diamond Grading Services This Holiday Season

US-based retailers can receive grading reports within 24 hours at no extra cost

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2018 – To meet retailer needs, GIA is offering Diamond Grading services in under 24 hours at no additional charge from Dec. 3, 2018 to Jan. 4, 2019. This limited time offer applies to D-to-Z diamonds received by GIA at its Carlsbad or New York laboratories, from U.S. locations, for Diamond Grading Report or Diamond Dossier® services.
All services must be ordered at the time of stone submission. Diamonds submitted with requests for add-on or follow-up services are not eligible and will be serviced based on the standard estimated return dates posted on GIA’s website.
To participate in this offer, contact a GIA client service representatives by phone in New York at (212) 221-5858 or in Carlsbad at (760) 603-4500, or by email, with a request to participate. Clients will be able to submit stones for this offer once all requested information is provided and GIA confirms eligibility. For more information, visit
Stones submitted for this offer cannot be received or returned on dates that GIA is closed, including weekends. View the full list of GIA closure dates here.

About GIA

An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and, in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognized around the world as the standard for diamond quality.
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.