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More than 50 Jobs on Offer at GIA’s London Jewellery Career Fair

Three different portraits of the opening panel speakers
Michael Wainwright, managing director of Boodles; Nadja Swarovski, member of the executive board of Swarovski; and Mike Asscher, vice president of Royal Asscher, will provide insight during the panel discussion “Job Success in Today’s Market” at the London Jewellery Career Fair on April 23.

Leading firms seeking new staff on April 23 at Goldsmiths’ Centre

LONDON – April 12, 2018 –  More than a dozen leading jewellery and luxury firms will be looking for new staff at the GIA Jewellery Career Fair at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London on April 23, 2018. Luxury retailers BVLGARI and Louis Vuitton; jewellery design house KARIA Ltd; jewellery manufacturers Martine UK Ltd., Queensmith Master Jewellers and Asteria Diamonds; recruitment firms; gemmological laboratories and others will attend the event, offered for the first time in Europe.
The event is free and open to the public. Further information and registration information is available at
On-site registration will open for GIA’s London Jewellery Career Fair on April 23 at 12:30 p.m. The event will kick off at 1:00 p.m. and go until 4:00 p.m. Recruiting and one-on-one career coaching will take place from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Industry leaders Mike Asscher, vice president of renowned diamond house Royal Asscher; Nadja Swarovski, member of the executive board of Swarovski, the world’s leading creator of crystal jewellery; and Michael Wainwright, managing director of Boodles, a family-owned luxury jeweller and jewellery designer group founded in 1798, will open the event with a panel discussion “Job Success in Today’s Market” moderated by Mehdi Saadian, director of GIA’s London school.
“I am very excited to help bring GIA Jewellery Career Fair to London in 2018,” said Saadian. “This event is a unique opportunity for students and graduates of GIA’s London school to hear from leading industry executives and network with local gem and jewellery companies and recruiters that are hiring for open positions.”
Since 1991, GIA’s Jewellery Career Fair has offered those interested in starting or furthering a career in the gem and jewellery industry the unique opportunity to hear from leading industry professionals, receive one-on-one career coaching from experienced insiders, and discuss job opportunities with recruiters from companies across the industry who are looking to hire.
Additional employers interested in recruiting at this year’s Career Fair can sign up online at or by contacting GIA Career Services at +1 760-603-4542.
GIA hosted its first Jewellery Career Fair in 1991 in Santa Monica, California, USA. Since then, the event has expanded and linked gem and jewellery companies with future employees at more than 60 events in India, Las Vegas, New York, GIA World Headquarters in Carlsbad and now London.

About GIA

An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and, in 1953, created the globally recognized International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognized around the world as the global standard for diamond quality.
Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. Visit