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Nov 15, 2013

Gemological Institute of America offers Graduate Diamonds(GD) Diploma in Jaipur

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Jaipur: GIA (Gemological Institute of America)will offer its Graduate Diamonds(GD) Diploma in Jaipur beginning January 9, 2014. The 7-week programme, taught by experienced instructors from the Institute’s Mumbai campus, will bring GIA’s globally recognisedgem education to Jaipur,important consumer market and manufacturing hub for the gems and jewellery industry.

The GD programme combines theory and hands-on practical learning to teach students the GIA-created 4Cs (Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight) of diamond quality and how to grade diamonds in the D-Z colour range. Students learn how to use gemological equipment to grade and identify diamonds; how to detect synthetics, treatments, stimulants and fracture-filled diamonds; and how to confidently speak the language of diamonds to suppliers, vendors and customers.

Gemological Institute of America conducts the GD programme in cities throughout India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Surat and Bangalore. This course will give professionals and industry hopefuls from Jaipur and neighbouring areas in Rajasthan easy access to world-class education. In addition to the classroom learning, GIA’s Graduate Diamonds also facilitates real world application of concepts learnt in class. GIA conducts regular market visits for the students, including manufacturing facilities and retail houses to gain an understanding of day-to-day business. They get a unique opportunity to experience the entire journey of a diamond – from rough to retail.

“Jaipur is a major consumer market for gems and jewellery, and a treasure trove of traditional and contemporary jewellery,” says Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of Gemological Institute of America in India and the Middle East. “GIA’s Graduate Diamonds programme brings global education for diamonds to Jaipur.”

The GD Diploma programme will begin January 9, 2013. GIA, the global leader in gem and jewellery education, also offers full-and part-time courses on diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, merchandising, jewellery design, retail and more. The Institute conducts regular corporate seminars on jewellery-related topics across 40 cities in India.

For more information about Gemological Institute of America education in India, call 1800-102-1566, email education.giaindia@gia.edu or visit www.giaindia.in.

About GIA

An independent organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemmology. Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most respected gemmological education available. Early in the 1950s, GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight. In 1953, the Institute created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweller in the world.

Through research, education, gemmological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. Gemological Institute of America can be found on the web at www.gia.edu.


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