Press Release

GIA Expands Gem Origin Services with GIA Source Verify™

Verified diamond origin information to protect consumers

CARLSBAD, Calif. – April 18, 2022 – GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the leader in gemological research, education and science-based gem identification and grading services, is expanding its gem origin services to provide retailers and consumers with the diamond source information they demand.
To address this need for real-time, unbiased diamond source information, GIA is expediting the development and deployment of GIA Source Verify™, a new service offering reliable diamond origin information to consumers, enabling them to make informed purchase decisions. The new service, still in development, will verify the country where natural diamonds were mined and laboratory-grown diamonds produced by leveraging existing processes based on third-party verified documents, including Kimberley Process certificates and invoices provided by diamond manufacturers and others in the supply chain. GIA will offer the service at no additional cost and the source information will be easily accessed exclusively through GIA’s online Report Check service.
“The Source Verify service is an extension of our important consumer-protection mission,” said GIA President and CEO Susan Jacques. “Now more than ever, GIA is uniquely positioned to protect consumers by giving them the vital diamond source information they demand and the confidence they deserve when making purchase decisions. This is the right thing to do and the right time to do it.”
“GIA's new service provides a transparent diamond origin solution from an organization that consumers know and trust,” said Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society (AGS). “In today’s environment, communicating a diamond’s origin is a must for AGS members and all retailers.”
GIA will continue to offer its Diamond Origin Report and colored stone origin reports.
GIA anticipates launching the service in the near future. More information will be available as details of the service are finalized.

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.