Trade Show

JCK Las Vegas 2019

Join GIA for a hands-on educational seminar, in-booth briefings and new product demonstrations. Make your first stop the GIA Show Service Laboratory, open a full day before the show with early access to colored stone services.


GIA will offer quick, convenient access to gem identification and origin identification services for colored stones during the show. Drop off your gemstones in room Bassano 2805-2806 at The Venetian beginning May 30.

May 30 - June 2: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (submit and pick up)
June 3: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (pick up only)

The following reports services will be available:

  • GIA Colored Stone Identification Reports for ruby, sapphire, emerald, alexandrite, tourmaline, spinel, jade and all other colored stones
  • GIA Colored Stone Identification and Origin Reports for ruby, sapphire, emerald, Paraíba tourmaline and red spinel

Temporary reports will be printed on site, with permanent reports sent after the show.

Report services for diamond and pearls will not be available.

Come prepared and save time when submitting stones to the GIA Show Service Laboratory

For more information, call +1 800 421 7250 ext. 4517 or +1 760 603 4517 (if outside the United States or Canada), or contact us.

Gemology Seminar

Identifying Laboratory-Grown Diamond
Previous gemological training and/or experience recommended.
Length: 2 Hours
Type: Lecture/Lab

Laboratory-grown diamonds are developed in laboratories and factories over short periods of time. A rapid increase in this technology over the past decade has added to the availability of laboratory-grown diamonds in the jewelry marketplace. Now, more than ever, full disclosure and confidence in knowing what you are buying is critical. Through interactive, guided discussion and a hands-on lab, this seminar will cover HPHT and CVD laboratory-grown diamonds and how to separate them from natural diamonds.

Friday, May 31, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sands Convention Center
Room location to be announced
Tuition: $225
Registration: Please download and return the completed Seminar Application.

Questions? Contact Us

Special Event

Embracing Sustainability Amid New Consumer Expectations
A Luncheon Panel Hosted by GIA

Consumer demand for corporate social responsibility is growing. Companies small and large need to incorporate sustainability into their day-to-day operations. So, how do you do business while minimizing your footprint on future generations? In “Embracing Sustainability Amid New Consumer Expectations,” leaders from inside and outside the gem and jewelry industry will offer their views and discuss how their organizations are tackling this trending topic.

Friday, May 31, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Sands Convention Center
Rooms 303 & 304, Level 1

A complimentary light lunch will be provided.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.



GIA will host a series of 20-minute in-booth briefings where our experts share insights on some of the industry’s most relevant topics. All of the briefings will repeat at least once so that you don’t miss out. Speakers and topics to come.