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ABOUT GIA WORLDWIDE

  • Established in 1931, GIA is considered the world’s foremost authority in gemmology. Present in 13 countries, with 10 campuses, 4 research centres and 9 laboratories analyzing some of the world’s most notable gems.
  • GIA is a nonprofit institute dedicated to continuous education and research in the field of gems and jewellery.
  • GIA’s mission is to ensure public trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism.
  • GIA created global standards to accurately determine diamond quality (4Cs – Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight), coloured stones and pearls (GIA’s 7 Pearl Value Factors™ – Size, Shape, Colour, Lustre, Surface Quality, Nacre Quality and Matching).

ALUMNI SPEAK

SJD

SWIFT JEWELLERY DESIGN

jewelry-design

Explore, Create and Inspire.Develop jewellery making and design skills from the experts. This is where you learn to take imagination and transform it into a treasure.

As part of GIA’s SWIFT Jewellery Design course, you will learn the basic principles of design and composition. Understand the role of a jewellery designer, learn the type of settings and representation techniques. Gain the understanding that goes behind designing collections.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Draw basic shapes - freehand and with stencils
  • Render diamonds, coloured stones and metal forms with colour pencils
  • Learn basic counter sketching of rings, earrings, pendants, necklaces and bangles
  • Get insights into manufacturing and pricing of designs
  • Learn how to create a mood board, theme board, word board and rendered jewellery pieces

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS

  • Hobbyists
  • Entrepreneurs wishing to build their jewellery business
  • Jewellery manufacturers
  • Any individual aspiring for a career in the gems and jewellery industry

CAMPUS TOUR

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