GIA Diamond Dossier

A Diamond Dossier®, issued by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), presents a report of the characteristics of your diamond that is signed by the most respected experts in the industry. The Diamond Dossier is a special report issued for diamonds weighing less than 1 carat.

For more information...

Learn about our appraisals and other grading reports that accompany diamonds and fine jewelry from Blue Nile.
GIA Diamond Grading Report
GIA Diamond Dossier®
AGSL Diamond Quality Document
GCAL Diamond Certificate of Authenticity
Blue Nile Appraisal

GIA Diamond Dossier®

The GIA set the standard for diamond grading and gemological identification, and their grading system serves as the international gem and jewelry industry's benchmark credentials. This dossier describes the following:

Laser Inscription Registry – Each diamond with a GIA Diamond Dossier is laser inscribed with the report number.

Shape and Cutting Style – Description of diamond shape and cutting style.

Measurement – Diamond dimensions.

Weight – Weight of diamond listed to the nearest hundredth of a carat.

Depth – Depth (for round diamonds) and/or width (for fancy shapes) relative to diameter.

Table – Table facet (for round diamonds) and/or width (for fancy shapes) relative to diameter.

Girdle – Range of girdle thickness.

Culet – Appearance of culet facet.

Finish – Grades of polish and symmetry.

Clarity – Clarity grade determined under 10x magnification.

Color – Grade of color.

Fluorescence – Color, and strength of color when diamond is viewed under UV light.

Comments – Description of additional diamond characteristics not mentioned in the report.