GIA Brings Globally Recognised Graduate Diamonds Diploma Programme to Mumbai

World-class gemmology education for industry professionals


MUMBAI — Jan. , 2015 — GIA will offer its internationally recognised Graduate Diamonds (GD) Diploma programme in Mumbai, a major consumer market for gems and jewellery and home to many well-known jewellery brands. The seven week programme commences on Jan.29and will be taught by experienced instructors at the Institute’s Mumbai campus. The course allows professionals and aspiring professionals from in and around Mumbai easy access to world-class gemmologyeducation. 


The GD programme combines theory and hands-on practical learning to teach students the GIA-created 4Cs (Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight) of diamond quality and how to grade diamonds in the D-Z colour range. Students will learn how to use gemmologicalinstruments to grade and identify diamonds; how to detect synthetics, treatments, simulants and fracture-filled diamonds; and how to confidently speak the language of diamonds to suppliers, vendors and customers.


In addition to classroom lessons, GIA facilitates hands-on learning through regular market visits — such as manufacturing facilities and retail houses — to gain an understanding of day-to-day business.

Students have a unique opportunity to experience the journey of a diamond from mine to market. 


The Institute conducts its GD programme in cities throughout India including Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai andSurat. GIA, the global leader in gem and jewellery education, also offers full-and part-time courses on diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, merchandising, jewellery design, retail and more. The Institute conducts regular corporate seminars on jewellery-related topics across 60 cities in India.


The GD Diploma programmewill be held at GIA’sclassroom atthe Mumbai Campus, Floor 10, Trade Centre, BandraKurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai. For more details about GIA in India, visit, email [email protected], or call 0-7506732927 or 1800 102 1566.


About GIA

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 Systemâ„¢ 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. Visit