GIA offers a chance to study jewelry design in Italy

The Gemological Institute of America is offering a chance to study jewelry design at GIA’s branch in historic Vicenza, Italy.

GIA Italy currently has openings available in its seven-week Jewelry Design Class, scheduled for Oct. 7-Nov. 22, 2002. In this class, students will learn the principles of quality jewelry design by developing the skills needed to create and illustrate designs for a variety of jewelry in full color and fine detail, as well as learning how to design for beauty, problem-free manufacturing, long wear, and comfort.

“Vicenza is a perfect setting to study jewelry design,” says Fred Stocco, director of GIA Italy. “Students will not only practice drawing techniques that will help them communicate their design ideas clearly and appealingly to jewelers and clients, but will also learn how to design jewelry from a variety of inspirational sources and present their finished watercolor renderings professionally.”

GIA Italy was the Institute’s first European branch. Vicenza’s location near Venice offers easy access to students worldwide. Vicenza is also known as the gold jewelry manufacturing capital of the world, and is home to several trade exhibitions—including the Vicenza Trade Fair.

The GIA Italy branch is located at Piazza Castello, 27, 36100 Vicenza, Italy. For more information and to download an application for enrollment, visit, email, or call 39-0444-547-416.

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