The 4Cs iPad app released last year by the Gemological Institute of America is now available in an iPhone version, the GIA has announced.
The app, which is downloadable for free from iTunes, seeks to educate and engage consumers about the 4Cs – a diamond’s cut, color, clarity, and carat weight – and includes interactive tools and videos.
In addition, the app provides information about the GIA’s diamond grading scales; how diamond grades affect value; the origins of the carat system; and information on fluorescence, diamond treatments and synthetic diamonds. Users can also take advantage of the “My Diamond Wish List” function. The app also features direct access to GIA Report Check.
Currently, the 4Cs app is available in English and in Simplified Chinese, and the GIA says that plans are underway for the app to be accessible on additional smartphone devices.