Don't work here, and if you haven't yet paid to go to school here then don't. I worked at the GIA Gem Trade Lab for several years after getting my G.G. and finishing at the top of my class, before...
Gemological Institute of America
5345 Armada Dr
Carlsbad CA 92008
Carlsbad CA 92008
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This review is for the distance education experience, culminating in a live lab class here at the Carlsbad campus. I just completed the diamond grading lab class, which makes me GIA Graduate...
This is a wonderful place to visit. Parking is free. In a private lot directly in front of the building. Admission is free. Tours (led by a very knowledgeable and courteous docent) are...
I visited here for a work meeting with an associate there. She was super nice and gave me a tour and told me all about GIA! It is pretty amazing! They have some unique gems featured here in the...
GIA has given me the professional education I need for advancement at my job, and certification that has proven valuable. The online eLearning courses are very thorough and professional. Campus...
Gemological Institute-America is a nonprofit organization of gemological research and learning. The institute discovers and applies gemological knowledge to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry. GIA s scientists, diamond graders and educators are regarded as one of the world s leading experts in gemology. The institute is the creator of the 4Cs of diamond value (color, clarity, cut and carat weight). It is also the corporate birthplace of the International Diamond Grading System. GIA s D-Z color-grading scale and Flawless I3 clarity-grading scale are recognized by nearly every professional jeweler and diamond buyer in the world. The Gemological Institute was established in 1931. Its world headquarters is in Carlsbad, Calif.