GIA India formally launched its Diamond Origin Report service in India at on August 9 at the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS). Doing the honours were GIA Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory and Research Officer Tom Moses, All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) Chairman Anantha Padmanabhan, GJC Vice Chairman Shaankar Sen and Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) Vice Chairman Colin Shah.
The service confirms the country of origin of a polished diamond and includes a full assessment of the diamond’s 4Cs along with a plotted diagram of its clarity characteristics, and a report number inscription.
The Diamond Origin Report service is built on GIA’s decades of scientific research into the formation and characteristics of natural diamonds, and the Institute’s gemological examination of tens of millions of diamonds in its grading laboratories. GIA confirms the country of origin by matching the polished diamond to its original rough diamond.
Additional marketing materials are made available to tell the story of the diamond’s origin. The GIA Diamond Origin Book and the GIA Origin app include information about diamond formation, discovery and mining, polishing and grading, and the positive social and economic impact of diamonds in that country. The app also includes report data and images of the rough and polished diamond.