GIA adds a night diamonds program in New York

Gemological Institute of America’s new Education Center in New York will offer a second night Graduate Diamonds Program beginning July 8. This will run concurrently with the night Diamonds class already scheduled for the same dates in New York, for which there was a long waiting list. The just-added program will be held at GIA’s new location, 270 Madison Ave. at 39th St., every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. through Oct. 28.

There are seats available for those who wish to learn to grade diamonds using the International Diamond Grading System created by GIA. Graduates of the program will earn the GIA Graduate Diamonds diploma, one of the most respected credentials in the industry.

Students are taught how to assess the value of a diamond based on the Four Cs. Working closely with an Institute instructor, they will spend more than 50 hours practicing grading techniques with hundreds of actual diamonds that have been carefully selected and graded in the GIA Gem Laboratory. By the end of October, students will be able to detect fracture filling and other treatments, as well as some synthetics, and they will understand proportion grading and how cut affects light return, beauty, and value.

To apply for enrollment in GIA’s Graduate Diamonds Program at night in New York, call 800-366-8519, ext. 3063, or outside the U.S. and Canada call 212-944-5900. E-mail eduinfo@gia.edu, or visit www.gia.edu for more information about the program.