GIA Changing Colored Stone, Pearl Reports

Gia logoNew York: Gemological Institute of America has tweaked its colored stone and pearl reports, adding better imagery and more information geared toward consumers.

Beginning Feb. 1, GIA will issue the same form report for both colored stones and pearls, although the reports will still list information specific only to those gems.

Other changes include:

  • The colored stone and pearl reports will use a portrait-orientation layout.
  • New paper will support better-quality photos on the reports.
  • On its online Report Check, the documents for treated colored stones and pearls will lead readers to consumer-friendly information about any treatments they have undergone.
  • Diamond reports on Report Check will feature plots and proportion diagrams.