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Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

Recognized as the foremost authority in gemology, the GIA provides courses and classes around the world. Their headquarters are in Carlsbad, CA with campuses from New York to Japan; London to Hong Kong.

The American Gem Society headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada, is proud to host a series of their most popular lab classes twice a year – usually in the spring and in the fall. These instructor-led, hands-on workshops are your opportunity to work with a credentialed GIA instructor who can present and explain diamond grading, colored gemstone identification, and colored stone evaluation. No previous education or experience is necessary; no jewelry industry affiliation is required. All interested students are welcome.

2014 Schedule:

Diamond Grading Lab Class
September 15 - 19

Colored Stone Grading Lab Class
September 10 - 12

For a listing of all GIA courses and classes, visit www.gia.edu.