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.

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.

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