Press Release

GIA Suspends Diamond Sealing Services and Duplicate Reports


CARLSBAD, Calif. – Nov. 3, 2014 – Effective immediately, GIA will suspend diamond sealing services and the issuance of duplicate reports at all locations.
 
The Institute is taking this action after receiving a sealed diamond for verification that did not match the data label in the sealing packet. GIA, with the assistance of an outside corporate investigation firm, is examining the circumstances surrounding the submission to determine the source of the sealing packet.
 
Clients with concerns about a GIA-sealed diamond may submit the unopened sealing packet to GIA for examination. GIA will verify that the diamond matches the report information and return it in a sealing packet at no charge.
 
If a GIA report is lost, stolen or damaged, clients may obtain report information through GIA’s online Report Check service or by requesting a data document.

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, Cut, Clarity 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.