GIA conducts first Bahrain classes

A GIA classroom.

Institute expands Middle East course offerings.

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Middle East, LLC., recently conducted Gem Identification and Colored Stone Grading Lab classes in Bahrain. The week-long classes, which took place at the Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Kingdom of Bahrain with government cooperation and support of the Bahrain Laboratory, concluded on Feb. 9.

Sixteen students completed the Gem Identification class and 15 completed Colored Stone Grading; each received a Letter of Completion.

“Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from students and requests for additional instruction, we’re adding more classes to the schedule in Bahrain,” said Judy Anand, GIA manager of Dubai Lab Services. “We appreciate the opportunity to serve the region by providing the highest quality gemological training and skill development.”

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In addition to more Bahrain classes, the Institute offers a full schedule of lab classes in Dubai and will soon expand its course offerings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

For more information on the classes, please call +971 4 2115226 or e-mail shamona.coutinho@gia.edu or dubailabinfo@gia.edu.

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