The Gemological Institute of America introduced a new "GIA GemPassbookTM" for the advance purchase of two of its colored stone identification services: the GIA Identification Report and the GIA Origin Report.
Each passbook contains 50 pre-paid GIA GemPassesTM redeemable for identification or country-of-origin services.
Identification GemPasses will be priced at $50 each, while passes for country-of-origin services will carry a fee of $100. Each GIA GemPass is valid for one service per stone, regardless of gemstone size.
Passbooks may be purchased and redeemed at GIA Laboratories in New York, Carlsbad or Bangkok.