JUICY JEWELRY NEWS! RECAPS SOME OF THE BIGGEST NEWS FROM TOP INSIDER INDUSTRY SOURCES.
HERE IS ONE RECENT IMPORTANT EVENT IN THE JEWELRY WORLD:
New Digital GIA Diamond Focus Report for Natural Diamonds Between 0.15 and 0.29 Carats
For decades, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has issued certified Diamond Grading Reports documenting the 4Cs of diamond quality – clarity, color, cut, and carat weight – as well as, shape, proportions, finish, and treatments.
On August 3, 2015, GIA began offering a Diamond Focus Report to meet industry and consumer demand for rigorous independent grading of smaller diamonds. The Diamond Focus Report is a new low-cost digital report for natural, round brilliant-cut diamonds in the D-to-Z color range (not fancy colors) between 0.15 and 0.29 carats.
The report provides carat weight, color, clarity, and cut grades, polish and symmetry grade, and fluorescence description. Laser inscription of the GIA report number is included, and the results are available through GIA’s online Report Check.
A printed report is not provided with this service. Cost of the Diamond Focus Report by GIA labs in Carlsbad, CA and New York, NY is $20 each for diamonds 0.15 – 0.22 carats and $22 each for diamonds 0.23 – 0.29 carats.