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December 02, 2019

GIA Schedules 2020 Classes

Aspiring gem and jewellery professionals interested in studying diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, jewellery design or other specialities in the gem and jewellery industry can now view GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) global 2020 class schedules. The schedules and other details, including tuition and fees by location, are available at

“GIA’s robust and experiential gemology and jewellery education prepare people starting a new career or looking for the next step in their profession for success in the gem and jewellery industry,” said Duncan Pay, GIA vice president and chief academic officer. “GIA diplomas and certificates are instantly recognized as world-class professional credentials.”

New to the 2020 schedule are expanded courses available in China through Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Peking University Resource College.

GIA schools are located in major gem and jewellery centres around the world, with many of the courses taught in local languages. Distance education courses are also available online. US$2 million in scholarships are available for on-campus and distance education courses. The next scholarship application period will begin on February 1, 2020. For more information visit

Over the course of GIA’s 88 years, the Institute has educated more than 365,000 professionals worldwide. The GIA Graduate Gemologist diploma program, which focuses on gem grading and identification, is the industry’s highest professional credential.


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