Press Release

Invalidated Reports Update: GIA Publishes Submitting Client Accounts

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Oct. 26, 2015 – GIA is cooperating with the Indian police authorities investigating the unauthorized remote access to GIA’s grading information database and the alteration of 1,042 diamond grading reports. Two former employees of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) are in custody. The police informed GIA that the investigation has reached a point where we may now publish the client accounts that submitted the diamonds in question.
A list of the invalidated reports is posted on our website. The list includes the number and issue date of the invalidated reports, the shape and weight of each diamond, and the submitting client account. The list does not include color or clarity grades as those may have been altered. Pending continued investigation by the Indian police, the listed client accounts have been suspended from further submissions to GIA at this time.
GIA strongly requests that anyone in possession of any of these diamonds and grading reports return them immediately to GIA for examination at no charge.
Read the Oct. 23 press release here.
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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 in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.
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.