GIA Education

Increase your passion for gems and jewellery by combining passion with knowledge. Study at the Gemological Institute of America, the world’s foremost authority in gemmology, and earn a diploma that opens doors throughout the industry.

GIA Education Story


Founded by a jeweller concerned about the lack of knowledge and credibility in the gem and jewellery industry, GIA is a non-profit institute committed to protecting and educating the public. Since 1931, GIA has spearheaded the standardisation of gemstone evaluation by creating the 4Cs of Diamond Quality and the GIA 7 Pearl Value Factors™. Fuelled by the research carried out in GIA’s world-class laboratories, GIA Education translates in-depth knowledge into practical skills to teach and train the next generation of jewellery leaders and professionals.

GIA Education Highlights

Careers

GIA offers a dynamic curriculum that prepares you for careers in jewellery design, appraisal, sales, bench jewellery and more.

Accreditation

Enrol in one of GIA’s accredited courses to earn a globally recognised diploma or certificate that testifies to your mastery of a chosen subject.

Global

Located in many of the world’s top gem trading and jewellery-making centres, each of GIA’s seven global campuses offers students a respected education with a unique perspective on the industry.

Faculty

Bringing with them industry knowledge, a passion for their craft and a gift for teaching, GIA instructors are committed to helping you maximise your potential and thrive in the gem and jewellery industry. 

Value of a GIA Education

Whether you’re starting a new career or looking to advance your current one, a GIA education is key to opening doors within the industry. We teach the latest knowledge and time-tested skills using cutting-edge research and technology. Professionalism and integrity are at the heart of all that we do so that we can provide our students with the expertise they need to operate at the highest ethical and professional standards. GIA qualifications are a globally recognised mark of excellence that show that a jewellery professional is equipped for the challenges and opportunities of the ever-evolving gem and jewellery industry.

Find a Future That's Right for You

Programs & Courses

Courses range from comprehensive programs on gemology to jewelry design and manufacturing designed to fit into the busy professional’s schedule.

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Where to Learn

Students have the opportunity to study full time at one of GIA’s seven global campuses or via distance education at GIA's online campus. 

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A male retail jeweler helps a woman look at a diamond through a loupe.
Career Paths

From wholesale to retail, auction to jewelry design, there are limitless ways of expressing your talent and drive in the gem and jewelry industry.

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The theoretical and practical aspects of GIA programmes are seamlessly combined, resulting in a superb educational experience.

John Patpratoom Belmont, GIA GG
Manager, KV Gems Co., Ltd.

At GIA, I learned from instructors whose professional backgrounds, expertise and support extended far beyond the textbooks. Anchal Malhotra

Anchal Malhotra, GIA GG, AJP®, Jewelry Design Certificate
Owner, Anchal Silver Jewelry

There is not a day that goes by that I don’t use something I learned while at GIA.

Lauren Noelle Fiabane, GIA GG, AJA
Owner and Designer, Noelle Leone