GIA will offer its internationally recognised Graduate Diamonds (GD) Diploma program in Surat, a major consumer market for gems and jewellery and home to many well-known jewellery brands. The seven week programme commences on May 26, and will be taught by experienced instructors. The course allows professionals and aspiring professionals from in and around Surat easy access to world-class gemmology education.
The GD programme combines theory and hands-on practical learning to teach students the GIA-created 4Cs of diamond quality and how to grade diamonds in the D-Z colour range. Students will learn how to use gemmological instruments to grade and identify diamonds; how to detect synthetics, treatments, simulants and fracture-filled diamonds; and how to confidently speak the language of diamonds to suppliers, vendors and customers.
In addition to classroom lessons, GIA facilitates hands-on learning through regular market visits – such as manufacturing facilities and retail houses – to gain an understanding of day-to-day business. Students have a unique opportunity to experience the journey of a diamond from mine to market.
The Institute conducts its GD programme in cities throughout India, including Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Mumbai, etc.GIA, the global leader in gem and jewellery education, also offers full-and part-time courses on diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, merchandising, jewellery design, retail and more. The Institute conducts regular corporate seminars on jewellery-related topics across 60 cities in India.