The GIA labs in Hong Kong and Tokyo will expand their onsite offerings to include the full colored diamonds service which they already offer in Bangkok, Carlsbad and New York. Beginning June 30, a range of GIA staff with extensive scientific backgrounds will be added to both locations, together with a broad range of analytical instrumentation for grading loose diamonds.
“Hong Kong and Tokyo are significant global hubs for colored diamonds and by increasing our offerings at both locations we can better serve our clients and the trade,” says Kenneth Scarratt, GIA managing director of South East Asia. “The GIA is committed to expanding our capacity to meet the demand for our services, and this is one of the many initiatives we are taking to further ensure the public trust in diamonds and jewelry.”
Fancy colored diamonds are natural colored diamonds, found in a wide range of hues, including bright and vivid colors such as green, red, purple, violet, orange, pink and blue. These diamonds are amongst the most rare and beautiful diamonds that nature has to offer. As opposed to clear diamonds, the grading of fancy colored diamonds improves as the presence of colors becomes stronger. Fancy colored diamonds are graded differently from clear diamonds, with a unique terminology indicating quality and beauty. Read more about fancy colored diamonds to understand the grading process and pricing method.