Press Release

GIA Launches Proprietary Cut Program for Diamond Grading Reports

An example of a diamond grading report that has a branded cut name on the report.
The Proprietary Cut Program includes branded cut names on GIA grading reports for diamonds. In the image above, the sample proprietary cut name is listed above the shape and cutting style description. ‘CENTAURI CUT’ is not an actual proprietary cut; it is included only as an illustration.

Branded cut names may now be included on select reports

CARLSBAD, Calif. – May 30, 2018 – GIA laboratory clients can now participate in GIA’s Proprietary Cut Program for diamonds with branded cut names. GIA grading reports for diamonds submitted as part of this program will include the branded name of the proprietary diamond cut with the diamond shape and cutting style description.
Clients that would like to participate in this program will be required to provide supporting documentation, including diamond facet arrangement. Only clients who have completed the documentation will be able to submit diamonds as part of this program. For more information or to apply for this program, clients should contact their client services representative.
This enhancement to diamond grading report services is offered at no additional charge.

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.