Keeping You Connected For Life

Alumni Association

The Alumni Association's mission is to reach, serve, and engage GIA alumni; to encourage lifelong relationships, provide opportunities for continuing education and foster networking throughout the gem and jewelry industry.

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It’s incredible to have instructors with years of knowledge and industry experience - that’s what you’ll get at GIA.
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Niki Grandics, GIA GJ
Founder / Lead Designer
ENJI Studio Jewelry

I had a good knowledge of colored stones, but what I learned through my GIA distance education courses helped take me to the next level.
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Rebecca Buys, GIA GG
Jewelry Designer / Appraiser

GIA programs not only prepare you for gemology, but also for the market. There is emphasis on professionalism, customer service and integrity.
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Çiğdem Lüle, Phd., GIA GG
Director of Develpment
Gemworld International

After retiring from the United States Marine Corps, I finally pursued my goal of earning my GIA GG. For me, field gemology is about the people I meet…that’s my passion.
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Manny Diaz, GIA GG
Field Gemologist


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