GIA releases 2005 education catalog

The Gemological Institute of America has released its 2005 Education catalog to help those considering a career or wanting to advance their career in the gem and jewelry industry.

Prospective students can simply choose their jewelry career (such as gemologist, designer, jeweler, manager, buyer, appraiser, and business executive) by browsing the catalog’s table of contents. They are then directed to the exact GIA education program required to launch their new career in the industry.

The 2005 catalog provides in-depth course descriptions for the Institute’s diploma programs, including: Graduate Gemologist (G.G.), Accredited Jewelry Professional (A.J.P.), Graduate Jeweler (G.J.), and Applied Jewelry Arts (A.J.A.). The GIA School of Business is also prominently featured, with details on how students can learn real-world jewelry business skills in fields such as marketing, accounting, management, and ethics and law.

With three U.S. campuses, 11 international locations, and through its Distance Education, Online learning, and traveling Extension classes, GIA makes it convenient to learn gemological skills worldwide. The catalog outlines how students can create their own timetable by choosing the option of combining On Campus and online classes to better fit their schedule and needs.

To request a copy of GIA’s 2005 Education catalog, call 800-421-7250, ext. 4001, or 760-603-4001 outside the U.S. and Canada, or e-mail

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