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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

GIA Accepting Fall 2013 Scholarship Applications

For those of you who are considering a career in the jewelry industry or would like to advance your skills, the Gemological Institute of America is offering a number of scholarships for its educational programs.

There are about 20 scholarships for prospective students all over the world ranging from $450 to $5,000. GIA offers programs for every aspect of the jewelry and gem industry from its headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif.; its campuses in London, Hong Kong, the Middle East and Taiwan; and through online programs that can be taken nearly anywhere in the world. The Gemological Graduate diploma (G.G.), which focuses on gem grading and identification, is considered by many to be the industry’s highest professional credential.

GIA bills itself as the “world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones and pearls.” It provides education, laboratory services for gem grading and identification, research, and lab instruments for the industry. It is also the creator of the 4Cs, the universal grading system for diamonds.

Scholarship applications will be available till April 30 on the Institute’s website. For more information on the scholarships follow this link or contact GIA at (760) 603-4131 or For an application follow this link.

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