Jul 21, 2021

GCAL & Everledger Partner To Enhance Diamond Provenance Transparency

Everledger, the digital transparency company bringing traceability and transparency to high-value goods, and Gem Certification and Assurance Lab (GCAL), a leading diamond grading lab in the US, have joined forces to bring increased accountability to diamond sourcing. The relationship will increase the number of Everledger’s certification houses and expand their reach to manufacturers and retailers.

With the Everledger Platform’s Application Programming Interface (API) connection enabling accurate and independent diamond data to be displayed to consumers on their own devices, GCAL will have the ability to query Everledger provenance information on demand, on any device and at all times. Everledger, for their part, will be able to pull data and photos of certification data from GCAL’s API to sit on the Everledger Platform and add the information to other partners’ diamond journeys. With Gemprint®, Everledger will be able to rely on the world’s leading, non-invasive diamond identification technology.

Angelo Palmieri, COO at GCAL, said, “Blockchain technology has already demonstrated the enormous positive impact it can have in the world of diamond sourcing, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer this cutting-edge technology to our clients. Combining blockchain with the unique optical fingerprint produced by Gemprint® creates significantly increased transparency, and an indisputable, unmistakable identity for each and every diamond that passes through the GCAL lab.”

Scott Austin, Senior Executive Vice President at Everledger, added: “Being able to document the unique attributes of every diamond, including its origin, transformations from rough to cut and polished, its certifications and sustainability record, has become more important than ever before.”

“High-value items like diamonds are prime candidates for the clarity of information that blockchain technology can provide, and this partnership with GCAL increases the amount of information that both organisations can provide for their customers,” commented Amy Curtis, Director of Sales and Partnerships, Americas at Everledger.

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