GIA Digital Only Certificates

March 09, 2023 2 min read

GIA Digital Only Certificates

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has announced plans to convert all its paper reports to digital form by 2025. As per 1 January 2023, GIA’s Dossier Reports (carat range 0.15 to 2.99 carats) are fully digital.

 

What has changed as per January 1st 2023?

You will not receive a physical certificate for GIA diamonds within the 0.15 to 2.99 carat range that have been certified after 1 January 2023. However, any dossiers certified before this date will still have physical certificate accompanying the diamond.

This change only applies to GIA certified diamonds. All other labs such as IGI and HRD still provide physical copies of their certificates and have no plans to move to a digital only certificate yet.

Can I verify the diamond details?

The diamond will come with a GIA sticker containing a QR code which can be scanned to retrieve the digital certificate and verify the details. 

How do I read The Diamond Dossier Report?

From your diamond’s 4Cs to its proportions, know how to read your GIA Diamond Dossier for vital diamond quality information. 

FAQs

What grading information will be returned with my diamond? 

Answer

When a stone is submitted for a GIA Diamond Dossier®, GIA will return the graded stone accompanied by a QR Code Label containing key gemological data and a unique QR code which will link to the report via Report Check. This physical label will not be adhered so the supplier can attach it to outbound parcel paper.

How does GIA ensure the security and authenticity of reports?

Answer

All reports live securely in GIA’s cloud database. The security of our proprietary information, including the GIA cloud database, is a top priority for the institution.

Will insurance companies accept a digital report?

 Answer

Generally, insurance companies accept a PDF of GIA reports. You can download the PDF of your digital GIA Diamond Dossier® through Report Check. Visit Report Check.

What are the benefits of the digital GIA Diamond Dossier®?

 Answer

Consumers and retailers now have their GIA Diamond Dossier® available digitally; they can be accessed anytime, anywhere. With just the touch of a finger, you can send, save, or scan the report with a QR code.

By taking the GIA Diamond Dossier reports digital, we will save 20 tons of paper and 18.5 tons of plastic each year.

Will all GIA reports go digital?

 Answer

Reports issued since 2010 live digitally now and can be accessed through the GIA App and Report Check.

By 2025, GIA will convert all reports to a digital experience, starting with the GIA Diamond Dossier in 2023. Learn more about how GIA is unfolding the future of digital reports.
More information can be found on GIA website


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