Press Release

GIA’s New York Jewelry Career Fair Moves to March

Connecting applicants to recruiters on March 8

New York, NY – Dec. 6, 2018 – Mark your calendars for GIA’s annual New York Jewelry Career Fair on March 8, 2019 at the Javits Center from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recruiters and aspiring job seekers can register online for this industry-leading career development and recruiting event. GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair is free and open to the public. It will feature a panel of diverse, successful industry newcomers and veterans discussing success in today’s market; one-on-one career coaching with experienced professionals in retail, design, diamonds, colored stones and more; opportunities to connect with recruiters from leading firms; and many chances to network.
“The GIA Jewelry Career Fair is a unique space for anyone interested in gems and jewelry to learn about the industry and connect with companies that can spark your career,” said Kathryn Kimmel, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “We are thrilled to offer this event in spring 2019 in conjunction with the JA New York Show and the MJSA Expo.”
The opening panel, “Job Success in Today’s Market” offers Career Fair attendees insight and advice from prominent industry personalities including Lisa Bridge, president and CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler; Caryl Capeci, president of Hearts On Fire; Timothy B. Matthews, president and CEO of Jewelry Television; Lisa Nikfarjam, president of Lisa Nik Inc.; and Daniel Wisner, assistant technical designer at Alexis Bittar.
Whether you are a first time job-seeker looking for a career change, or a gem and jewelry professional exploring new paths, the GIA Jewelry Career Fair provides opportunities for success by connecting job seekers with recruiters from companies such as Tiffany & Co., Lorraine Schwartz, Hearts On Fire, Real Real, James Allen, JTV, Almod Diamonds and David Yurman. More than 45 recruiters are expected to be at the event.
GIA hosted its first Jewelry Career Fair in 1991 in Santa Monica, Calif. Since then, GIA has connected thousands of aspiring professionals with companies at more than 68 events in California, India, Las Vegas, London and New York.
For more information and updates, visit The event is sponsored by JA New York. 

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 International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognized around the world as the 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.