GIA plans free open day for gem and jewellery enthusiasts


The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is to open the doors of its London campus next week as part of its ongoing efforts to inspire gem and jewellery enthusiasts in the UK.

The institute is planning a series of free seminars on Friday 8 July during what is its ninth annual open day at its premises on Great Russell Street.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about GIA education programmes, attend free seminars on diamonds, coloured stones and pearls, and participate in interactive eLearning courses.

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They will also get the chance to learn more about GIA’s Comprehensive CAD/CAM for Jewelry certificate course, offered in London this August, where students will learn high-tech skills for 3D design and production.

GIA faculty and students will be available to answer any questions about the GIA experience and how to create a future in gems and jewellery.

The open day kicks off at 1:15pm and runs until 6:30pm with all events free of charge. The closest tube to the institute is Tottenham Court Road. Anybody making their way via this route should take exit No.3 and follow the signs for the British Museum on Great Russell Street. GIA is at No.104, opposite The Bloomsbury Hotel.

GIA is the creator of the famous 4Cs of diamond quality (Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight) and the International Diamond Grading System. It has evaluated some of the world’s most famous diamonds and gemstones, including the Hope Diamond, Taylor-Burton Diamond and Centenary Diamond.

The 85-year old institution is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in diamonds, gemstones and pearls through education programs, laboratory services and research discoveries.

The full schedule of events for next Friday’s open day can be found HERE.

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The author Stacey Hailes

Editor, Professional Jeweller

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