Selection Parameters for the diamonds, as determined in the Investment Declaration, are given to the suppliers. The suppliers will be proposing an initial selection of their stock based on the parameters in the form of a list.
The DGems diamond specialist team will make the most pertinent pre-selection based on the suppliers lists to keep a balanced portfolio/pool of diamonds as described in the investment declaration
The team of DGems diamond specialist will go to the suppliers office to independently inspect the selected diamonds. Inspection is based on the physical attributes of the diamonds and its GIA attributes. Checks will be made on color, clarity, weight and size of the diamond and the comparison of all that with the GIA certificate.
Some (most of them do) diamonds will already have a GIA certificate number inscription already and those will be compared too.
A secure logistics service provider (Malca Amit, Ferrari, Brinks) will pickup the selected diamonds from the supplier. When DGems team mades its final selecton, the diamonds are sealed in a box and the logistics company is called. The logistics company then comes to pick up the boxes of diamonds and again seals them into specialized plastic bags for transport with tracking numbers on them. The goods are then securely transported to the GIA office in Antwerp.
Once delivered at the GIA laboratory in Antwerp, all the diamonds are unsealed from the bags and seal numbers are verified. Once unpacked, every diamond will be reverified again by GIA with the same criteria as before for conformity.
The diamonds without a GIA laser inscription will then get one. Once all diamonds have a laser inscription, they will all independently be sealed safely and securely so physical access to the actual diamond is not possible any more and therefore no tampering can be done. Look in annex for pic. 1 for the GIA diamond seal.
Same procedure as 4, just from GIA to custodian.
Once delivered at custodian, same security unsealing steps of comparing seal numbers are done. Once diamonds are unsealed, the custodian will do the last conformity check to make sure the diamonds, in individual seals and their respective certificates are a match before moving them into the vault for storage.
Once the diamonds have all been checked, the custodian then registers them into its CRM/IT system, they all are given a numerical or bar code and stored into a secure vault in Antwerp.
GIA VERIFICATION AND SEAL