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GIA Announces 2020 Class Schedules and Scholarships

Aspiring gem and jewelry professionals interested in studying diamonds, colored stones, pearls, jewelry design or other specialties in the gem and jewelry industry can now view GIA’s 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 jewelry education prepares people starting a new career or looking for the next step in their profession for success in the gem and jewelry 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 Jian Tong and Peking University Resource College.

GIA schools are located in major gem and jewelry centers 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 Feb. 1, 2020. For more information visit GIA .edu/scholarships.

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.

About GIA
Established in 1931, GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. A public benefit, nonprofit institute, GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewelry. Students around the globe turn to GIA for the knowledge, skills, and credentials that launch successful gem and jewelry careers. The world leader in gemological research, GIA’s breakthrough discoveries deepen our understanding of gemstones and the world. Through research, education, and unbiased gem grading and analysis, GIA strives to protect the gem and jewelry buying public by setting global quality standards. For more information, please visit

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