DEGREES FROM THE GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, GIA
DIAMOND GRADING, OCTOBER 8,1982
In the GIA Graduate Diamonds diploma program, you master the world of diamonds. You learn to use the GIA International Diamond Grading System™ and the 4Cs directly from their creators. We explore the diamond industry at every level.
COLORED STONE GRADING AND GEM IDENTIFICATION, MAY 27, 1983
Through extensive hands-on practice using actual gemstones, develop skills in grading the color, clarity, and cut quality of a wide range of colored stones. We learn the same time-tested procedures and identification skills used by the Institute’s renowned gemological experts.
GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST, MAY 27, 1983
We learn, practice, and then learn some more. The Graduate Gemologist program equips you to identify hundreds of common and unusual gemstones and detect the latest treatments and synthetics. Buy and sell diamonds and colored stones effectively by understanding how external market factors affect the value of jewelry.
JEWELRY MANUFACTURING ARTS, SEPTEMBER 6, 1985
GIA’s Jewelry Manufacturing curriculum will take you from idea to reality, as you learn under the watchful eyes of master craftsmen who share their passion and expertise. Working in state-of-the-art classrooms at your own fully equipped workbench, you learn time-tested techniques and the newest technology. You learn how to set up and manage your own repair and manufacturing shop, and how to apply your skills as a professional in the working world.
JEWELRY DESIGN, NOVEMBER 24,1982
GIA’s Jewelry Design course teaches you how to take your great ideas and illustrate them just like professional designers. You gain an understanding of jewelry design theory and artistry. As you become experienced with various drafting techniques, you learn how to illustrate the shape, form, and texture of yellow and white metal and how to render faceted gems, diamonds and pearls.
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