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This 209.06 ct quartz features a rose-shaped cluster of inclusions. What do you see? Photo: Robert Weldon. Courtesy: Hard Works
Did you know that that pink to red tourmaline often has more visible inclusions than green to blue varieties? Photo: GIA & Tino Hammid
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GIA gave me a fresh perspective to operate my business.
The AJP diploma program helped me enhance my product knowledge, my interactions with customers, and most importantly, my confidence
As the head of our training & development department, the AJP diploma program has given me confidence to train my staff.
Thanks to the AJP diploma program, the confidence I have gained is unmatched. I am able to answer my customers’ questions with assurance and confidence.
The education received at GIA is a culmination of the best in the industry and beyond. The trust and satisfaction I have gained from my clients is priceless.
The professional hands on training received at GIA has given me the confidence to help my customers make an informed decision. Thanks to GIA, my business never looked better.
The Graduate Diamonds diploma program at GIA exceeded my expectations. We learnt a lot over the past few weeks and I would definitely recommend this training to anyone who wants to enter the jewellery trade.
I love working in the diamond industry and wanted in-depth training to excel in my career. The training offered at GIA has changed my life. It’s the best decision anyone can make if they want to grow in their career and it’s because of the quality of education we get at GIA. It was a great experience and honour to be a part of an institution which created standards for the jewellery industry worldwide.
The hands on training I received during the GIA Graduate Diamonds diploma program helped me to better understand the grading process and GIA’s 4Cs quality standard. GIA’s teaching methods are truly commendable its instructors are highly experienced. It was a great opportunity for me to be a part of GIA
GIA is a great place to learn and network at the same time. The training programme has given me confidence and built my self esteem. I see myself moving forward in the industry with a lot of confidence and understanding.
I attended the GIA Graduate Diamonds diploma program in Bahrain. The training programme helped me gain the knowledge to recognize opportunities in the diamond industry and the necessary skills to move ahead in my career.
GIA Graduate Diamonds is helpful for everyone in the gems and jewellery industry. The quality of education is based on years of research, which is invaluable. I began my career in retail jewellery, thanks to GIA, I am now an instructor of gemmology in one of the universities in Turkey. I have benefitted immensely from the hands-on training programme and I look forward to attending more courses in the future.
Attending Graduate Diamonds diploma program was just the beginning of my GIA journey. Having submitted my own stones for grading in the past, it was a great experience to see the accuracy in grading diamonds and coloured stones. Learning at GIA was a turning point in my career, our instructor Ziad Khaled shared his wealth of information and provided a valuable experience for experienced and freshers alike. It was a pleasure being a part of this programme.
Attaining my Graduate Diamonds diploma program from GIA has helped me gain knowledge that I needed to succeed in the jewellery industry. The learning at GIA gave me a better understanding of diamonds and gemstones. I am able to deal with my customers with confidence and give them a better clarity of diamonds and their unique features. I am also excited to see professionals network and exchange knowledge through GIA’s alumni chapters worldwide.
I thoroughly enjoyed my Swift Jewelry Design course with GIA. It gave me a lot of insight in the technical aspect of design and allowed me to significantly improve my efficiency by showing me now to install a well-structured process in my artistic work. I definitely recommend it to everybody who wants to get acquainted with the world of jewellery design.
My experience at GIA’s diamond grading programme in Amman, Jordan was surely a beneficial and unforgettable one. The course was intensive and required a lot of hard work. However, I earned my prestigious GIA Graduate Diamonds diploma, and came away with a deeper interest in the diamond and Jewellery industry. I also developed strong and long lasting relationships with my classmates and fellow jewellers.
Earning my professional credentials at GIA has helped me understand the business better. It has given me the confidence to handle customer queries and make more informed buying and selling decisions. I have gained proficiency in grading, plotting and determining synthetic and natural diamonds. I also can translate technical grading and manufacturing terms into simple, concise language, which my customers understand will understand. The greatest part of the course is the GIA Alumni Association which has helped me get connected with jewellery professionals worldwide.
GIA has put my knowledge and experience into a new perspective. The credentials I earned gave me the tools and confidence I needed in my daily buying and selling operations. The curriculum was challenging but it was extremely rewarding and exciting. GIA instructors lead the group with utmost professionalism and gave individual attention to all, creating a great environment to learn. I am extremely proud and happy with my achievements at GIA.
Studying with GIA has been extremely rewarding. The courses were very informative and taught in a professional manner. The knowledge I now hold has made me much more confident and I believe this will take me far in my chosen career.
GIA has changed my life in the best way possible. Though I’ve been handling my family business for quite some time now, the GIA Graduate Diamonds program has helped me gain more practical knowledge and increase my confidence. The instructors guided me throughout the term and helped me understand so much more about diamonds, including their nature, grading techniques, and the market. Earning my professional credentials at GIA has proven to be the best decision as it has helped me expand my business and gain customers trust.
GIA's professional diploma has considerably boosted my knowledge in diamonds and I have a better understanding of my customers needs. I have passed some valuable tips to my sales staff, which has helped them to sell in a better manner. GIA’s Graduate Diamonds Program has taught me professionalism, the importance of service and product quality.
Though I have been in the jewellery business for years, completing GIA’s Graduate Diamonds Diploma has further strengthened my skills in communication. I am confident to tackle any situation when it comes to buying and selling. My interactions with customers has changed totally as I am more confident about my product.
I could not have asked for a better learning experience during my Graduate Diamonds Diploma program at GIA. Before starting the course, I was just a rough waiting to shine. By the time I completed, I had acquired the knowledge and confidence I needed to join the ranks of the gem and jewellery industry. I am proud to have earned my credentials from the world's foremost authority in gemmology.
I chose to study at GIA in order to enhance my knowledge about diamonds. The GIA Graduate Diamonds programme has helped me understand the technical concepts of diamond as well as the retail aspects. Now that I’ve completed the programme and earned my GIA diploma, I am confident that I will be able to make a contribution to my family’s retail jewellery business with much more knowledge and precision.
Earning my professional credential at GIA has helped me understand diamond jewellery in all its aspects. I learned about the history of diamonds, how and where they formed, as well as how to evaluate their quality according to the famous GIA 4Cs standard. Additionally, the programme takes a very practical approach, teaching you how to implement the knowledge you acquire at GIA in your day to day business.
As a fourth generation jeweller, I have learned much from my father as he did from his father. However GIA’s powerful curriculum has given me insight and knowledge beyond traditional experience. The professional instruction and the first-hand use of lab instruments exceeded my expectations. I learned about diamonds from mine to market and developed a deeper appreciation for the diamond industry. What I learned will forever be reflected in my dealings with customers and suppliers alike.
I could not have asked for a better learning experience during my Graduate Diamonds Diploma program at GIA. There was a rigorous schedule and lots of study material, but our brilliant Instructor encouraged me to work toward my goal and helped me thoroughly understand the world of diamonds. I am an artist by calling and a marketing professional by training. I enrolled at GIA to gain the knowledge to help my family develop a jewelry brand. But my GIA education gave me so much more. I realized my true passion for diamonds and found my true calling!
GIA’s AJP Diploma Program provided me great understanding and insights into the features and benefits of diamonds, jewellery and coloured stones. The instructor was excellent, knowledgeable and very patient, and helped me understand the technical concepts clearly.
It was an honour to earn my professional credentials at GIA. It has been ten years since I started working in the jewellery industry, but this programme gave me a very clear idea of all the aspects of the business. With my globally recognised GIA credential, I feel I have become an international jeweller, and now have the knowledge and self-confidence to ensure my business success.
GIA’s AJP Diploma Program gave me the technical and ethical knowledge I needed to ensure my customers’ trust, enable me to offer better services, and enhance my reputation. This programme is a powerful tool I can use to assess my strengths in sales and in my future business.
Earning my GIA AJP diploma has, – and will continue to have, a positive impact on my business. The programme deepened my understanding about jewellery design and this industry, and gave me practical insights into how to enrich my customers’ experiences. I recommend this programme for anyone in sales or starting up their own jewelry business.
GIA gave me a better understanding of diamonds, gemstones and jewellery and how to conduct a business in a proper manner. I also learned how to communicate knowledgeably with my customers. This helps me ensure their confidence and trust, and allows me to confidently complete the sales process, from start to finish.
I fell in love with diamonds all the more after earning my Graduate Diamonds diploma. I am sure there’s no better place than GIA to learn gemmology; each day was a new learning.
The commitment towards each and every student at GIA is unmatched. I now have the knowledge and capability to take on new opportunities in the jewellery industry.
Our family takes great pride in its longstanding association with GIA. GIA leads the most respected authorities in the diamond industry and is trusted for its professionalism and unbiased grading standards. As a GIA graduate myself, I can say with much confidence that Mouawad diamonds are certified by a reputable institute that is the ultimate in integrity and expertise.
In my 20 years of experience in jewellery, GIA has been a symbol of trust, reliability and high standards. It has a fine reputation in the jewellery worldwide. Unlike traditional, academic-focused universities, GIA courses provide practical and real-world learning experience. In fact, GIA students learn to apply and practice their knowledge using the most technologically advanced programmes under supervision and coaching of well trained team of instructors. The GIA educational programme is an experience that every jeweller should experience.
GIA education and laboratory services are boons to the jewellery industry. GIA’s stringent standards of certification ensures and protects all who buy or sell gems. GIA helps the jewellery industry by training professionals to achieve their maximum potential and it ensures the best quality certification for consumers and the industry.