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GIA Adds Alexandrite to Colored Stone Identification & Origin Reports

GIA now offers origin reporting for alexandrite, adding it to Colored Stone Identification & Origin Report services for ruby, sapphire, emerald, Paraíba tourmaline and red spinel. For more information about GIA colored stone reports and services, including fees, visit GIA.edu/gem-lab-service/colored-stone.

“Offering an alexandrite Identification & Origin Report continues GIA’s mission to bring our research-based laboratory services to our clients,” said Shane McClure, global director of colored stone services. “This service ultimately benefits the gem and jewelry-buying public by providing reliable reports.”

The GIA Identification & Origin Report describes whether the stone is natural or laboratory-grown, identifies the type of gemstone, includes any detectable treatments and offers a research-based opinion on the geographic origin of the stone. The report also contains a detailed description of the gemstone including cut, shape, weight, measurement and color, with a photograph of the gemstone.

GIA also announced that their Retailer Support Program – a resource for retailers to help sales staff educate consumers about diamonds, colored stones and pearls, the 4Cs of diamond quality and GIA reports – will soon be offering additional colored stone materials. Beginning February 4th retailers will have access to gemstone counter displays, a birthstone flipchart and brochures about sapphire and ruby. Following soon after will be a brochure on how to understand GIA colored stone reports. For information about the RSP visit Retailer.gia.edu/EN-US/about-gia-rsp.htm.


About GIA
Established in 1931, GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. A public benefit, nonprofit institute, GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewelry. Students around the globe turn to GIA for the knowledge, skills, and credentials that launch successful gem and jewelry careers. The world leader in gemological research, GIA’s breakthrough discoveries deepen our understanding of gemstones and the world. Through research, education, and unbiased gem grading and analysis, GIA strives to protect the gem and jewelry buying public by setting global quality standards. For more information, please visit www.gia.edu.
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