GIA Uncovers the Fascinating World of Diamonds in Siliguri
Institute to offer five-day diamond course in Siliguri
Diamond enthusiasts, hobbyists and connoisseurs have the exciting opportunity to learn more about the cherished diamond – including the qualities that add to its value and jewellery buying tips – from one of the world’s leading experts.
GIA (Gemological Institute of America), a nonprofit institute considered the world leader in gem and jewellery education, is conducting a practical five-day programme on diamonds in Siliguri starting September 1st, 2014. GIA student, Ms. Yashasvi Saraf from Sharda Jewellers in Kolkata says, “Learning experience at GIA truly adds a lot of value to you as a professional. Gemmology is a technical subject and it is important to get hands-on training. The GIA instructors ensure personalised attention to make learning a memorable experience.”
Students in GIA’s Diamond Grading Lab Class work with real diamonds and professional Gemmological tools to uncover the fascinating world inside these gems. The class teaches both technical and practical ways to observe and evaluate diamond quality, and the basics of the famous 4Cs (colour, cut, clarity and carat weight), an evaluation system created by GIA. Students also learn how the 4Cs can affect value and about the ways in which diamond treatments can affect the appearance of a stone.
Taught by experienced and qualified GIA instructors, the course is ideal for hobbyists, jewellery enthusiasts, connoisseurs, students and working professionals interested in diamonds. The programme starts September 1st, 2014in Siliguri.
An independent organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemmology. Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most respected gemmological education available. Early in the 1950s, GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight. In 1953, the Institute created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweller in the world.
Through research, education, gemmological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. GIA can be found on the web at