Sona Tajiryan

Fellowship: 2022-Present, GIA Research & Development, Carlsbad, USA

Area of Study: The early modern (∼1500-1800 AD) history of global gem trade; the involvement of Armenian family firms in the gem trade across the Indian subcontinent and the Mediterranean in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. 

Title: Post-doctoral Research Associate, GIA Research & Development, Carlsbad, USA


  • Bachelor of Arts, Arabic Studies, Yerevan State University, 2009
  • Master of Arts, Modern Middle Eastern Studies, Yerevan State University, 2011
  • Ph.D., History, University of California, Los Angeles, 2020

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