GIA to Offer Classes in Jaipur

The Gemological Institute of America, in association with the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery will offer two gemological courses in Jaipur, India.

Each of the two weeklong classes, the intensive, in-class Accredited Jewelry Professional diploma program and the Diamond Grading Lab Class, are taking registrations that will begin the first week of February. The AJP class will begin Feb. 2, and the Diamond Grading Lab Class will begin Feb. 9.

GIA India uses the same systems, processes, technology, and methodology that GIA uses globally to provide world-class research and laboratory services to the domestic diamond industry. GIA India also plans to run customized batches of training programs for corporate clients.

The Web site for GIA India is; and the e-mail address for the GIA India school is

The venue for the two classes will be the Hotel Park Prime in Jaipur. Registration closes on Jan. 27. To sign up for the classes and/or details contact: Dimple Sondhi for GIA India in Mumbai on 022-2287-0846 or You can also contact Abha Gupta with the JPDC in Jaipur at telephone 0141 2570439 or on e-mail at