GIA’s Globally Recognised Graduate Diamonds Diploma Programme Debuts in Indore
World-class gemmology education for industry professionals
2016 – GIA will offer its internationally recognised Graduate Diamonds (GD) Diploma programme in Indore, a major consumer market for gems and jewellery and home to many well-known jewellery brands. The eight week programme commences on April1, 2016 and will be taught by experienced instructors. The course allows professionals and aspiring professionals from the Hyderabad, an easy access to world-class gemmology education.
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 will learn how to use gemmological instruments to grade and identify diamonds; how to detect synthetics, treatments, simulants and fracture-filled diamonds; and how to confidently speak the language of diamonds to suppliers, vendors and customers.
In addition to classroom lessons, GIA facilitates hands-on learning through regular market visits – such as manufacturing facilities and retail houses – to gain an understanding of day-to-day business. Students have a unique opportunity to experience the journey of a diamond from mine to market.
The Institute conducts its GD programme in cities throughout India, including Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Surat and Jaipur. GIA, the global leader in gem and jewellery education, also offers courses on diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, merchandising, jewellery design, retail and more. The Institute conducts regular corporate seminars on jewellery-related topics across 60 cities in India.
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. Visit www.gia.edu.