Distance Education
designed for working professionals

LEARN FROM HOME

GIA Distance Education helps you earn a gem and jewelry credential and expand your professional knowledge - all without putting your life on hold.

HOW DISTANCE EDUCATION WORKS

  • Media rich eLearning materials are delivered online so you learn the same curriculum as our on-campus students
  • Study whenever and wherever you want, then submit assignments and take exams online
  • Generous completion times allow you to study at a pace that works for you
  • Distance Education instructors are available by email or phone to provide support, guidance and expertise
  • Get hands-on experience in lab classes offered at GIA campuses worldwide

A RICH LEARNING EXPERIENCE

It is possible to advance your career and keep up with your life and it all starts with GIA Distance Education. You’ll learn using the same curriculum taught on GIA campuses, but you’ll study when it’s convenient for you. A great way to get ahead for even the busiest of us!

COURSES ELEARNING COURSES

Jewelry Essentials

Understand jewelry’s important features and how they combine to give a piece its unique value.

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Colored Stone Essentials

Gain essential knowledge of colored stones, with focus on ruby, sapphire, and emerald.

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Diamond Essentials

Describe diamond jewelry accurately for effective and ethical customer conversations.

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Pearls

Learn the factors that determine the quality of akoya, freshwater, South Sea, and Tahitian pearls.

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Colored Stones

Aquire in-depth knowledge about the multitude of colored stones sold in today’s market.

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Diamond and Diamond Grading

Understand the skills needed to grade the color, clarity, and cut of diamonds.

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Gem Identification

Practice identifying more than 60 species of gemstones, including naturals, synthetics, and treated.

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Lab Classes

Colored Stone Grading

Gain hands-on practice using gemstones and explore grading a range of colored stones.

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Diamond Grading

Explore how to grade diamonds consistently and accurately.

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Graduate Gemologist
Gem Identification

Practice procedures and skills to identify a wide range of natural, synthetic and imitation gemstones.

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Pearls
Pearls

Gain hands-on training and practice testing pearls for authenticity and post-harvest treatments.

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