New ‘GIA GemPassbook’ for Colored Stone Services

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.

For more information, please contact Shwe-war Yee at (212) 221-5858 ext. 3145, or e-mail, or visit

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