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?
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
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.
This was a very informative training programme with extensive knowledge about diamonds. We experienced great efforts by GIA India to train our sales staff.
Head of HR & Admin – Mahesh Notandass Fine Jewellery
Before today, many trade members around Neemuch would not have had any knowledge about the 4Cs of diamond quality. The seminar on “Diamonds – Are they Forever?” was extremely insightful and will benefit us a lot in our businesses. Thank you GIA for organising this seminar.
President, Neemuch Jilha Saraf Vyapari Association
Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh