Press Release

GIA Launches Free Online Training Tools for Retailers


To help retail jewelers train their sales staff, GIA has debuted a new training package, made up of four free modules, as part of its Retailer Support Program.

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Aug. 1, 2016 – To help retail jewelers train their sales staff, GIA has debuted a new training package, made up of four free modules, as part of its Retailer Support Program. The training package can be downloaded at retailer.GIA.edu; the four modules include: 

About GIA: A brief history of GIA and its role in the industry, as well as how the Institute can help retailers educate their customers about diamonds.

• The 4Cs: An overview of the 4Cs of diamond quality and their impact on diamond grading.

• GIA Laboratory Reports: An overview of GIA’s laboratory reports and how they differ from one another.

• How to Use GIA Retailer Tools: An overview of GIA’s retailer tools and how to incorporate them into each phase of the selling process.

Also launching is a customized graphic, called the “GIA Logo Lockup For Retailers,” which includes a logo with the GIA seal and the accompanying messages “Diamonds Graded by GIA” or “Gems with Reports by GIA.” Retailers can use these graphic assets to show that they carry diamonds or gems with GIA reports. This is the first time GIA has released its logo with the GIA seal for use by retailers; this is the only logo approved for retailer use. 
 
GIA’s Retailer Support Program builds on the Institute’s mission of ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by providing retailers with tools to help educate customers about the 4Cs and the importance of a grading report. 

For questions about GIA’s Retailer Support Program, contact Tali Nay at tali.nay@gia.edu or 760-603-4566. 

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 in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.
 
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.