The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) recently
announced a new Diamond Sealing Service. The service is offered for D-to-Z color
diamonds that come with a GIA Diamond Grading Report or a GIA Diamond Dossier, as
well as colored diamonds holding a GIA Colored Diamond Grading Report.
The new service seals the diamond with its essential grading
information in a credit card-sized, tamper-resistant package. The sealed
package keeps the diamond, its report number and its main gemological details
such as the report date, a GIA hologram, the diamond’s shape and the essential
four C’s in a secure, easy-to-display packet.
The Sealing Service can be ordered at grading time for $9
per stone. A diamond can also be resubmitted for the Sealing Service for $9,
with an additional grading fee applied.
IIJS Show in Mumbai, GIA president and CEO Donna Baker made the new customer
service announcement with Nirupa Bhatt, GIA managing director for India and the Middle East.
Baker said; "GIA has been vigorously offering a wider array
of services to accommodate the needs of its many different customers throughout
the industry and the general public."
"As we continue to expand globally, we’re providing
additional options and finding more opportunities to help solve customer
problems in that market," she added. "In particular, we are interested in offering
services that promote worldwide industry standards and reinforce consumer
Bhatt said; "As the world’s largest diamond cutting and
manufacturing center, India
is also a clearing house for many diamond markets, some of which increasingly
request this type of benefit. We are pleased to offer it to all our clients in
this region and around the world."
The Sealing Service can be requested at all GIA Laboratory
or take-in locations worldwide, as well as online through GIA’s client portal,