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GIA to Begin Digital Report Migration With Diamond Dossier

GradingOct 13, 2022

GIA to Begin Digital Report Migration With Diamond Dossier

Paper versions of the Diamond Dossier, the lab’s most popular report, will no longer be produced beginning Jan. 2.

GIA will begin the process of making all of its reports digital-only next year, beginning with the Diamond Dossier, its most requested report.
Carlsbad, California—In early 2023, the Gemological Institute of America will take the first step in going paperless when it comes to its grading reports.

The lab announced Monday that beginning Jan. 2, its most popular report, the GIA Diamond Dossier, will become digital-only. Printed versions of these reports will no longer be produced, though all existing printed Diamond Dossiers will still be valid.

Instead of a physical grading report, those requesting a Diamond Dossier will receive a QR code they can scan to open the report in the new GIA app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices.

Reports also will be accessible via GIA’s online Report Check portal, and through the lab’s application programming interface (API) that integrates report data into clients’ business material.

The digital reports include a Report Access Card with the report number, the QR code and four Cs information that can be embedded into receipts, invoices and e-commerce sites.

The Diamond Dossier is the first report GIA is migrating to a digital-only format, with the goal of phasing out all paper reports by 2025, as previously announced

The lab has not yet said which report will be next to go digital-only. 

“Switching to digital reports will reduce the environmental impact of our operations, which is part of our strategy to ensure GIA will continue our mission to protect consumers and promote their trust for decades to come,” GIA President and CEO Susan Jacques said. 

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GIA said it has an “extensive” transition program in place already to help clients as it migrates from paper to digital, including a dedicated web page, how-to videos, short “Knowledge Sessions” (webinars), and an email outreach campaign.

The Knowledge Sessions, which will be 15 minutes each with real-time live chat, are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. Eastern; Friday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. Eastern; Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. Eastern; and Thursday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Those interested can register to attend on the GIA website.

Anyone with questions on the digital Diamond Dossier can also contact their client service representative at labservices@gia.edu

GIA said the Diamond Dossier is its most frequently requested report, with more than 33 million issued since the report’s launch in 1998. 

It is available for D to Z diamonds that are 0.15 to 1.99 carats in size and haven’t been treated for color. 

The report includes a four Cs assessment, proportions diagram and laser inscription of the GIA report number on the diamond.

Michelle Graffis the editor-in-chief at National Jeweler, directing the publication’s coverage both online and in print.

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