GEMTRACE™ the Key to Securing Your Diamond's Legacy
The GEMTRACE™ diamond inscription registry creates a traceable record of ownership that connects diamonds and their owners.
Registering your diamonds' inscriptions with GEMTRACE™ improves the chances of recovery in the event of loss or theft.
Law enforcement agencies, jewelry stores, and pawnshops can search GEMTRACE™ by diamond inscription number.
We'll notify them that your diamond is in our database if it is registered. Then, we'll work with them to coordinate the return of your lost or stolen diamond.
What Is The Laser Inscription On A Diamond?
A diamonds' laser inscription may contain a combination of letters and numbers etched upon the girdle edge. The girdle is the edge of a diamond that divides the upper crown section from the lower pavilion portion.
The laser inscription typically consists of the abbreviation of the lab's name and the report number, e.g., GIA 123456789. It might also contain the brand name and additional symbols or marks, e.g., Black by Brian Gavin and the logo.
It is essential to know that inscriptions are not present on all diamonds, but it is becoming more common. Laser inscriptions on the diamonds' girdle edge are approximately three microns.
Claim Ownership of Your Diamond
GEMTRACE™ revolutionizes the way you connect with your diamond by linking your identity. It creates a traceable ownership record that may prove invaluable in the event of loss or theft. Register your diamond and bridge the gap between your identity and your diamond's inscription.
Traditionally, inscribing the lab report number on the girdle edge connects the stated characteristics for verification purposes. However, there was no way to determine who owned the gem in the event of recovery.
Gemological labs, such as the GIA, will not disclose their clients' identities for proprietary reasons. They only know who submitted the diamond for grading, not who purchased or received it. GEMTRACE™ provides the information that identifies you as your diamond's rightful owner.
Secure your diamond's legacy, ensure its authenticity, and join a community of like-minded individuals who appreciate the significance of sentimental value.
Lab Report + Inscription = Report Check.
Lab Report + Inscription + GEMTRACE™ = Registered Owner.
Benefits of Joining GEMTRACE™
The inscription on a diamond's girdle edge usually consists of the lab report number and occasionally the brand. Many are lulled into a false sense of security because their diamond is inscribed with the lab report number. They mistakenly believe that the inscription offers some protection or will aid in recovering their diamond in the event of loss or theft. That possibility did not exist until now. The GEMTRACE™ inscription registry service improves the traceability of your diamond.
Many lab-graded diamonds feature laser inscriptions on the girdle edge, especially those graded by the GIA, AGS, EGL, IGI, and HRD. However, laser inscription is an optional service that the labs provide. It costs a little bit extra to laser inscribe diamonds when submitting them to the labs for grading.
Submitting a diamond to the lab for inscription after the initial grading usually requires re-grading and additional fees. Consequently, only the labs may inscribe their name on the diamond for trademark purposes. The diamond grading report will reference the inscription details if applicable for your diamond.
The inscription on a diamonds' girdle edge is approximately 3 microns. In that case, standard 10x magnification may not be sufficient to read the inscription. We recommend a minimum of 30x magnification and backlighting the diamond to make identification easier.
It is also essential to realize that inscriptions are the darkest immediately after the inscription process. Steam cleaning may remove the carbon dust, causing the laser inscription to be translucent. Rocking the diamond back and forth while looking for breaks in the light makes it easier to find the inscription. Wetting the diamond with tap water can make finding the markings easier, or ask a professional for assistance.