Programme Requirements

No matter what your professional goals are, you’ll find classes at GIA that help you to achieve them. From gemmology, to jewellery design, to sales, GIA has educational offerings that help you get ahead.

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Gemmology

Graduate Gemmologist

On campus

The Graduate Gemmologist diploma programme is designed to deliver a comprehensive gemmology education across the entire spectrum of diamonds and coloured stones. This transformative 26-week experience is offered at the following campuses:

BangkokCarlsbadHong KongLondon • Mumbai • New YorkTaipei

Distance Education

The Graduate Gemmologist diploma programme can also be taken via Distance Education, which is a combination of five online eLearning courses and three hands-on lab classes. Lab classes are offered at GIA campuses worldwide.

Graduate Diamonds

On campus

The Graduate Diamonds diploma programme is a seven-week programme that will introduce you to the technical expertise needed to grade, buy and sell diamonds with the insight of a seasoned professional. This diploma programme is offered at the following campuses:

BangkokCarlsbadHong KongLondon • Mumbai • New YorkSeoulTaipei

Distance Education

The Graduate Diamonds diploma programme can also be taken via Distance Education, and is comprised of two online eLearning courses and one hands-on lab class. Lab classes are offered at GIA campuses worldwide.

Graduate coloured stones

On campus

Knowledge of coloured stones qualifies you for positions all along the gem and jewellery pipeline, and you can gain this knowledge during a 19-week programme offered at the following GIA campuses:

BangkokCarlsbadHong KongLondon • Mumbai • New YorkTaipei

Distance Education

The Graduate Coloured Stones diploma programme can also be taken via Distance Education, and is comprised of three online eLearning courses and two hands-on lab classes. Lab classes are offered at GIA campuses worldwide.

Graduate Pearls

Distance Education

The Graduate Pearls diploma programme provides all the product knowledge and grading skills needed to buy inventory, build confidence and increase profits. Take one eLearning course and one hands-on lab class and the knowledge is yours. Lab classes are offered at GIA campuses worldwide.

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Jewellery Manufacturing Arts

Jewellery Design & Technology

On campus

Offered in Carlsbad, this 26-week, cutting-edge programme teaches you CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping and other technologies that are reshaping the industry.

Graduate Jeweller

On campus

In 26 weeks, learn the critical skills you need to succeed as a bench jeweller with the Graduate Jeweller diploma programme. Offered in Carlsbad.

Jewellery Design

On campus

Illustrate the shape, form and texture of metals, gems and diamonds, and then turn them into wearable works of art with the nine-week Jewellery Design certificate course. This course is offered at the following campuses:

BangkokCarlsbadHong KongLondon • Mumbai • New YorkTaipeiTokyo

Comprehensive CAD/CAM for jewellery

On campus

In this comprehensive seven-week course, you’ll learn to use state-of-the-art software to take jewellery designs from concepts to photo-realistic renderings, to casting-ready prototypes. This course is offered at the following campuses:

CarlsbadNew YorkLondon

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Professional Development Programmes

Applied Jewelry Professional

Distance Education

The Applied Jewelry Professional diploma programme is one of the fastest and most effective ways to improve your understanding of gems and jewellery – and to boost your sales. Earn your diploma via eLearning by taking three online courses.

Note: The name for the AJP diploma programme has changed from “Accredited Jewelry Professional” to “Applied Jewelry Professional”.

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