GIA New Color Reports

The Gemological Institute of America's Gem Laboratory is offering additional services with its colored gemstone identification reports. These include expanded origin reports and an analytical report, i.e., a complete scientific examination of the gemstone. Tom Moses, senior vice president of GIA Laboratory and Research, notes that the analytical reports will combine the results of a traditional identification report with additional information from which the conclusions were reached. This includes gemological data such as refractive index, specific gravity, ultraviolet fluorescence, a description of the inclusions, and color distribution. Information on UV/visible, infrared, and Raman spectroscopy and chemistry will be included as appropriate. Standard identification reports for colored stones will document the results of a full examination of a material and give typical identifying

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