GIA collects data and images for rough analysis. Once GIA receives the polished diamond, GIA uses markers and data identified during the analysis of the rough to scientifically match the polished diamond to its original rough, confirming the diamond’s country of origin.
How can I find out where my diamond came from?
GIA identifies the country of origin by requiring the diamond be received and examined in rough form in a sealed, tamper-proof package directly from the mine. Data is collected on the rough and each rough is assigned a unique identification number.
Can diamonds be traced?
“In any case, rough or polished, (both types were taken) it is virtually impossible to trace the stolen diamonds.” … If they are uncut diamonds, the thieves will likely send them to cutting centers in India, Israel, South Africa and the USA. “It is impossible to trace a rough diamond.
Can GIA diamonds be traced?
When shopping for a ring, you will often run into the term “GIA certified”. … One important matter to point out is that GIA does not guarantee the diamond is traceable, but rather serves as a reliable grading body on the quality of a diamond. This improves the credibility of a diamond and helps with sales.
Are GIA diamonds ethically sourced?
As we source diamonds from all over the world, we’re giving our clients the transparency and traceability they need when shopping for a diamond. …
How do I know if my GIA certificate is real?
Simply go to GIA Report Check and input the Report Number from the certificate to check for it’s authenticity. After a CAPTCHA, it will send you to a certificate with very specific details along with grading. If you need more information on GIA grading, visit our GIA Education Page.