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GIA established the 4Cs (Cut, Clarity, Color, Carat Weight) - the global standards for evaluating diamond quality.
From passionate stories to success stories, many of the GIA students talk about their experiences and how GIA education played a key role in their gem and jewellery journey.
The reason I enrolled for the GIA Jewelry Design course is my passion for jewellery and it proved to be the right institute for my field. Although I do not belong to the gems and jewellery industry, the course has helped me acquire comprehensive knowledge on designing. Thank you GIA for a great learning experience.
My family is in the real estate and polyester businesses. I am a fresher in the industry, but my passion for jewelry, especially diamonds, made me enroll at GIA. GIA is a globally reputed institute and I knew it would be the right place to gain knowledge on diamonds. My experience was phenomenal and I received great support from the instructor.
I enrolled at GIA to get a basic understanding of jewelry designing. Post completion of this course, I have gained a much more advanced understanding on how to translate my ideas onto paper. Throughout the course, the instructor was very supportive and taught us about the detailing required for rendering. With this course, I am now equipped with the knowledge for a great start in the industry.
The reason I came to GIA was to gain technical, in-depth knowledge on diamonds and am very thankful to the Institute. GIA has not only taught me about 4Cs of diamonds, but also instilled a fifth C in me – confidence. After completion of this programme, I developed more fascination for diamonds and made me confident enough to face the industry.
“My family owns a retail business in New Delhi. I came to GIA because it is the foremost authority in gemmology, so who else to learn from if not the leaders of the industry? My expectations were met and I got to learn a lot. I’m really thankful to GIA.”
“As my family is in the wholesale jewelry business, my motive to join GIA was to learn about diamonds. Today, I am a proud diploma holder of the GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma and I feel content with the knowledge, guidance and support provided by GIA’s instructors.”
I was in the midst of pursuing my MBA, but decided to explore my creative side. I researched more about GIA and found the institution ideal to gain the required skills. The Jewelry Design course at GIA has made me feel confident about myself and my designs. It helped me enhance my creativity and taught me how to translate my designs into scintillating pieces. The class was very productive with a home-like teaching environment.
GIA’s Graduate Gemologist® Diploma Program, a combination of Graduate Diamonds and Colored Stones, offers extensive course content that touches upon every aspect of diamonds and gemstones. The theory lectures combined with instructor guidance made the class very intriguing. My future plan is to develop my business with the knowledge I acquired from GIA.
My father is an iron trader, so I do not come from this industry. I was always keen towards jewelry and started manufacturing my own. I was fascinated with diamonds and wanted to learn more. GIA is the best place to invest your time for any educational programmes. A big thanks to the instructors as I am a proud diploma holder of GIA Graduate Diamonds.
My family business is in cashew trading, but I am looking to build a career in the jewelry industry. I wanted to learn about diamonds because it's a very scarce product and the foundation for most fine jewelry sold around the world. I did my research and found GIA to have the best reputation for teaching. I am really glad I decided to enroll. In a short span of 7 weeks, GIA has helped me develop my knowledge in diamonds with detailed understanding of technical concepts. This programme really helped me to enhance my confidence and create a concrete base for my career.
The GIA Graduate Diamonds programme is an excellent course and the Instructors are really helpful. I would highly recommend my friends to enroll in GIA's diploma programmes.
My family business is in the steel industry, so I did not grow up around diamonds and gemstones, which is where my passion lies. I wanted to learn from the best institute in the world, and knowing that GIA has been conducting gemological research for more than 80 years, I knew that was where I wanted to study. Today I can proudly say that I am a gemologist, which was made possible from the knowledge GIA has implanted in me. GIA provided the perfect environment to study - a modern facility that was fully equipped with gemological instruments and most important, very knowledgeable instructors. The factory visits in Surat and Thailand were an eye-opener as we could see and apply the learnings practically at the markets and met professional and experienced people from there.
Coming back after a very long break made me nervous, but excited at the same time. I was privileged and satisfied to seek knowledge and training from GIA, a reputed institution worldwide.
GIA offers an excellent educational experience with the best curriculum and finest instruments. The instructor, too, was very helpful. There is nothing better than GIA for an education in gemmology.
I am very happy with the GIA Diamond Grading Lab Class. I learnt a lot from the instructor that has increased my confidence level. Thank you GIA.
GIA's Diamond Grading Lab Class was indeed a great learning experience for me. Every aspect of diamond (grade, cut, polish and symmetry) was taught in the class. My instructor helped me understand the concepts clearly and all my queries were very well answered. I am glad that I got this wonderful opportunity.
Professionally and practically, I would recommend the GIA Applied Jewelry Professional programme. It will help provide a strong foundation as one ventures out into the gem and jewelry industry.
Having experienced it myself, I can say that a GIA education is the best in the world. Today, I am very confident in conducting my business. The small class sizes fostered individual attention and the practical nature of the course gave me the chance to work with a variety of real diamonds. This has expanded my knowledge about diamonds and given me the tools to understand customer requirements better. I definitely recommend GIA.
GIAs SWIFT Jewellery Design course looked very promising and delivered the same. I had never thought 5 days could do so much justice and cover so many aspects. I am impressed and thank GIA for this wonderful experience.
The merchandising course offered at GIA has really helped me to grow and expand my business.
GIA gave me good exposure to practical learning, knowledgeable faculty and interactive courses.
Accomplishing SWIFT Jewellery Design course from GIA has helped me to enhance my creativity and develop my knowledge, elements which are helpful in liaising with the industry.
GIA’s merchandising course will improve skills that are beneficial to the Indian jewellery industry - thank you for making this offering available.
This panel discussion on “Synthetic Diamonds: Challenges and Opportunities” was informative and well moderated by Ms. Bhatt. Such seminars are needed to create awareness amongst jewelers and deliver transparency to our customer.The initiative taken by GIA India is greatly appreciated. I hope they continue to educate the trade in the future.
I believe that GIA has invested heavily over the last several decades in developing curriculums that are well suited for sales people. What we need in this country is the thousands of sales people across the country need to be exposed to this learning. We believe that there is enough competence amongst the people at GIA in India, who can reach out to people in their local languages translating accurately the curriculum of GIA.
As GIA alumni, we feel well educated. I would always like to get more people educated in the same way. So, alumni can be a very good tool whereby they can pass on their learnings to the newcomers. My first advice to them is to get a short-term course from GIA, measure their field of interest, then go for the long-term courses and join the businesses. We need to keep abreast with the ongoing changes, technical and advancements, in the field of gemmology and I think, there is nobody better than GIA.
My association with GIA goes to 1972 when, as a student of Business Administration in the USA, I decided to do my GIA courses as well. To the diamond industry, the GIA phenomenon is a wonderful thing which happened. The Jewelry industry in North India has always been very keen participants in GIA programs. The seminars, which GIA did, were excellent. The 4Cs given by GIA have come a long way. It's a full circle and I wish all the best to GIA. Ever since GIA has come to Mumbai, it has been doing an excellent job in teaching the basics of jewelry, gemstones, which is the most required thing for the modern jeweler. Grading of diamonds is important which GIA did but educating retailers, sales persons and the public in general is more important. Unless the public knows about gems and jewelry they cannot demand something better, something which is of high standards and that's what GIA stands for.
Its been a 1908 company. I'm the fourth generation as of today. When I was a kid, when I started and entered the diamond industry, my father sent me to mines, to factories, which used to manufacture diamonds. My fifth generation, which is coming in, should be well cushioned as of today. I want them to be learning right from the site holders from the place and then the final finishing touch by the GIA brand as a gemologist. Remembering my generation, all we went through, we used to send stones to America, to get them certified by GIA, wait for them to come back and please our customers with it. Today I feel very proud of my country that GIA has welcomed them, GIA being the great foundation for our industry because as of today the world's 75% diamonds are cut, grind or from India. I took my son to the GIA Institute and we were welcomed so whole-heartedly. And of course the whole team, Apoorva, Ms Bhatt and the educational head, he was very kind enough to guide me the right way and give me the appropriate time and explain me step by step-step, in which level the child can be so I thought that they are better parents than me, if they have to enter the diamond industry. So here I am and for me I would be a proud father, I and my child having the label of a GIA gemologist.
GIA has been the best talent pool for us and we have always been supported with great young talented designers from them. Their quality and consistency has been amazing and we value their creativity.