The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has issued its first digital-only dossier report in line with the organization’s pledge to go totally paperless by 2025.
The GIA’s laboratory in Ramat Gan, Israel, provided the report on Monday, January 2, the GIA said the following day.
A dossier is an abbreviated grading report for loose diamonds between 0.15 and 1.99 carats in the D-to-Z color range. It is the world’s “most widely available diamond grading report,” with the GIA issuing more than 33 million printed versions since the service’s introduction in 1998, the institute explained.
“The launch starts the conversion of all GIA’s laboratory reports to a modern digital format,” said Tom Moses, the GIA’s executive vice president and chief laboratory and research officer. “This important change improves data security, offers efficiencies across the supply chain, and reduces our reliance on paper.”
The GIA announced its shift away from physical reports in June last year, claiming the strategy would reduce emissions and paper use as well as ensuring security and convenience. Printed dossier reports issued before January 2023 remain valid, the organization pointed out.
BRON: Rapaport 4-1-2023