Diamond, Pearl and Ruby Education at Jewellery Arabia 2016

GIA to host complimentary seminars, Nov. 22-26

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BAHRAIN:GIA, a world leader in gem and jewellery education, will conduct complimentary seminars at the Jewellery Arabia 2016 Show in Bahrain from Nov. 22 – 26. GIA representatives will also be available at Meeting Room D, Hall 1 to discuss the Institute’s education opportunities and laboratory services.


GIA experts will offer attendees – ranging from the trade to consumers and connoisseurs – insight into different aspects of gems and jewellery through daily 45 minute seminars. As the creator of the famous 4Cs of diamond quality and the 7 Pearl Value FactorsTM, GIA is considered the world’s foremost authority in gemmology. Seminar topics will include diamond color on the D-to-Z scale, fluorescence in diamonds, pearl history and its value factors, synthetic diamonds and ruby sources.

“GIA has been the education and laboratory provider for visitors of Jewellery Arabia since 2010,” said Nirupa Bhatt, managing director of GIA in India and Middle East.“This exhibition provides agreat platform to spread awareness about lab services and gemmological education.”

GIA conducts regular courses in major trade centres throughout the Gulf region, including Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The Institute’s courses focus on diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, jewellery design, retail and more. GIA’s intake station in Dubai offers grading services for diamonds, coloured stones and pearls to consumers and members of the trade across the Middle East.

For more information on GIA’s activities in the region, email edume@gia.edu / labindia@gia.edu

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. Visit www.gia.edu.