GIA reveal seminar topics for ninth annual London open day


The Gemological Institute of America has released the schedule for its ninth annual open day taking place June 12 2015.

During this year’s open day the GIA will open its doors to the public for a series of interactive seminars.

The schedule of presentations is as followed:

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Welcome by GIA’s Director of London Education, Edward Johnson
12.15 – 12.25

What is Gemology?
12.30 – 1.15

Diamonds – Are They Forever?
1.30 – 2.15

The Allure of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
2.30 – 3.15

History and Value Factors of Pearls
3.30 – 4.15

Jewelry Design: Creativity and Creation through GIA Education
3.30 – 4.15

How to Study with GIA
4.30 – 5.00

Director of GIA in London, Edward Johnson, says: “Gem and jewellery enthusiasts in London are encouraged to join us to learn more about these small treasures coveted by so many throughout the world.

“As a UK registered charity and a global public benefit organisation, we’re dedicated to ensuring the public trust and our annual Open Day is a fantastic opportunity to educate the gem- and jewellery-buying public.”

Open day will be held from noon to 6 pm on June 12 at GIA’s London campus, 104 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LA. Anyone with an interest in gems and jewellery is welcome. RSVP by June 10 at +44 (0) 207 813 4321 or


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