Institute to offer five-day diamond course
Mumbai– Diamond enthusiasts, hobbyists and connoisseurs have the exciting opportunity to learn more about the cherished stone – including the qualities that add to its value and jewellery buying tips – from one of the world’s leading experts in gem and jewellery education. GIA (Gemological Institute of America)will conduct its practical five-day programme on diamonds in Mumbai beginning from July4, 2016.
Students in GIA’s Diamond Grading Lab class work with real diamonds and professional gemmological instruments to uncover the fascinating world inside these gems. The class teaches both technical and practical ways to observe and evaluate diamond quality, and the basics of the famous GIA-created 4Cs (colour, clarity, cut and carat weight) of diamond quality. Students also learn how the 4Cs can affect value and the ways in which diamond treatments can affect the appearance of a stone.
Taught by experienced and qualified GIA instructors, the course is ideal for jewellery enthusiasts, connoisseurs, students and working professionals interested in diamonds.
GIA, the global leader in gem and jewellery education, also offers courses in diamonds, coloured stones and pearls. There are specialized training programmes in merchandising, jewellery design, retail and more. The Institute conducts courses in cities throughout India, including Chandigarh, Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ludhiana, etc. There are 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.