On-Campus Education

Learn from the world’s foremost authority in gemology.

Pursue your passion

Whether you’re taking the next step in your professional journey or starting a new career, GIA courses and diploma programs prepare you for success. We offer the finest gem and jewelry education in the world with curriculum developed from our groundbreaking research and delivered by the industry’s leading experts. GIA gives you the knowledge and practical skills to translate your love for gems and jewelry into a rewarding career.

Gemology Learn the secrets of diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies.

The world of gemstones beckons.

Gems are cherished around the world, and there are always opportunities for trained gemologists. Buying and selling diamonds in Manhattan’s Diamond District. Negotiating deals with jewelry executives in Hong Kong. Charting sapphire mining trends in Tanzania. Being a trained gemologist is like having an international passport that takes you anywhere gems and jewelry shine. 

  • Jewelry Business Owner
  • Gem and Jewelry Buyer
  • Lab and Research Professional
  • Diamond Manufacturer
  • Appraiser
  • Auction House Jewelry Specialist
  • Staff Gemologist
  • Instructor
  • Loose Stone Dealer

Gemology Program Options

Graduate Gemologist
GG
Graduate Gemologist

Earn the industry’s most prestigious credential.

 

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graduate diamonds
GD
Graduate Diamonds

Learn to speak the language of diamonds and embark on an exciting career path.

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Graduate Colored Stones
GCS
Graduate Colored Stones

Immerse yourself in a world of color and be prepared to seize a spectrum of opportunities.
 

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Jewelry Gain in-depth knowledge of gems and precious metals and acquire the expertise to sell, fabricate or repair.

Establish yourself in the glamorous retail jewelry sector.

A career in retail sales can be rewarding, exciting, and lucrative. If you love selling jewelry and being part of that special moment in your customers’ lives, GIA gives you the skills to help you succeed. It also prepares you to pursue your goals of executive management, fine jewelry consulting, buying gemstones…or even opening your own store.

Career Paths

  • Jewelry Business Owner
  • Gem and Jewelry Buyer
  • Lab and Research Professional
  • Diamond Manufacturer
  • Appraiser
  • Auction House Jewelry Specialist
  • Staff Gemologist
  • Instructor
  • Loose Stone Dealer

Jewelry Program options

graduate jeweler
GJ
Graduate Jeweler

Transform precious metals and gems into one-of-a-kind jewelry. Master the art of jewelry repair.


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Design Transform your ideas into beautiful pieces of jewelry.

Envision your own line of fine jewelry.

Behind every beautiful piece of jewelry is an inspired designer. With a diploma from the GIA, you too can excel in design. You’ll learn to unleash your creativity and develop the skills to turn your inspirations into products.  Once you’ve learned to create wearable masterpieces, you can pursue work as a designer, store manager, business owner, and more. 

Career Paths

  • Behind every beautiful piece of jewelry is an inspired designer. With a diploma from the GIA

  • you too can excel in design. You’ll learn to unleash your creativity and develop the skills to turn your inspirations into products.  Once you’ve learned to create wearable masterpieces
  • you can pursue work as a designer
  • store manager
  • business owner
  • and more. 

Design Program options

Jewelry Design & Technology
JDT
Jewelry Design & Technology

Develop design and manufacturing skills using the best of traditional and cutting-edge techniques.

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jewelry design
JD
Jewelry Design

Learn the craft of translating your ideas into stunning gem and jewelry illustrations.


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Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry
CCC
Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry

Elevate your artistry by learning how to use CAD/CAM software to design jewelry.

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GIA CAMPUSES ARE WORLDWIDE

With schools in major gem and jewelry centers around the world, GIA campuses are exciting learning environments. From the bustle of Mumbai’s diamond trading center to the colored stone markets of Bangkok, GIA campuses reflect the lifestyles and cultures of their surroundings. But no matter where you choose to study, you’ll find some things remain the same.

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EXPLORE A GIA CAMPUS

Select a campus below that is convenient for you and explore its program offerings, schedule and tuition.

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GRADUATE SUCCESS STORIES

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The theoretical and practical aspects of GIA programs are seamlessly combined, resulting in a superb educational experience.

John Patpratoom Belmont, GIA GG
Manager, KV Gems Co., Ltd.
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At GIA, I learned from instructors whose professional backgrounds, expertise, and support extended far beyond the textbooks. Anchal Malhotra

Anchal Malhotra, GIA GG, AJP, Jewelry Design Certificate
Owner, Anchal Silver Jewelry
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There is not a day that goes by that I don’t use something I learned while at GIA.

Lauren Noelle Fiabane, GIA GG, AJA
Owner and Designer, Noelle Leone

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