Trade Initiatives

As a nonprofit institute, the mission of the Gemological Institute of America is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewellery. Through various initiatives, GIA is committed to sharing knowledge about important aspects of the industry, helping build consumer confidence, and ultimately supporting its mission.

To support the industry, GIA organises complimentary seminars to inform and educate trade members about current and relevant topics related to the industry.

Topics of Trade Education Seminars:

  • Identifying Synthetic Diamonds
  • Identifying Diamond Treatments
  • Diamonds – Are They Forever?
  • Spotlight on Synthetics
  • Beyond the 4Cs Color
  • Fluorescence in Diamonds
  • Allure of Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
  • Update on Ruby Sources
  • History and Value Factors of Pearls
  • What is Gemmology?
  • How to Study with GIA?
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GIA offers complimentary training programmes for retail sales associates from various retail jewellery outlets across India to help them build consumer confidence.

Highlights of the training:

  • About GIA
  • About the 4Cs (Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight) of Diamond Quality
  • GIA Laboratory Reports
  • GIA Retailer Tools
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As the creator of 4Cs and the International Diamond™ Grading System, GIA sets global quality standards. By organising consumer education seminars for retailers' clientele, the Institute strives to protect the gem and jewellery buying public.

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About GIA

Established in 1931, GIA protects the public through gemmological research, education, impartial gem identification and grading services, and instrument development. The world’s foremost authority in gemmology and creator of the 4Cs, GIA sets the standard for determining the quality of diamonds and performs research-based identification of coloured gems and pearls. All of GIA's activities are governed by its mission to serve the public. Learn more.