The GIA is changing the formats of its diamond and gem grading reports in 2014, adding extra security features and QR codes.
The new reports will debut Jan. 1.
The revised documents will have enhanced security features, including a durable proprietary paper, and QR codes linked to GIA’s online Report Check service, which will allow users to check their documents’ authenticity.
The information printed on the report will not change.
GIA will offer no-cost reissues for reports dated from July 1, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2013. Reissues of reports dated Jan. 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013, can be obtained for what GIA calls “a nominal fee.”
More information is available here.