The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer the Graduate Diamonds Diploma programme for the first time ever in New Delhi beginning May 25. The course will be held in the GIA classroom at the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery (IIGJ).
Northern India, with many current and aspiring members of the gemstone and jewellery industry, has a significant demand for trained and qualified professionals. The internationally recognised GIA Graduate Diamonds programme will bring world-class training right to their doorsteps.
"By bringing the Graduate Diamonds course to New Delhi, we address the need for high-level gemmological education," said Nirupa Bhatt, managing director of GIA in India and the Middle East. "We look forward to conducting this programme outside of our main campus for the first time. We thank the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council and IIGJ for their continued support in setting up a permanent premise in the city."
Seasoned GIA instructors will conduct the Graduate Diamonds programme, combining theory and hands-on practical learning. Students will be learn about the GIA-created 4Cs (Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight) of diamond quality and grading diamonds in the D-Z colour range. They will also learn how to use gemmological equipment to grade and identify diamonds; find out how to detect synthetics, treatments, simulants and fracture-filled diamonds; and how to confidently speak the language of diamonds to suppliers, vendors and customers.
GIA has previously offered lab classes, knowledge seminars, and other short term courses throughout parts of North India including Amritsar, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kanpur, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Meerut and others.
The Graduate Diamonds Diploma programme will be held May 25 to July 14 at the GIA classroom on the IIGJ premises, Block -F, Flatted, Factories Complex Jhandewalan, Rani Jhansi Road, New Delhi - 110 055.