As part of a mission to educate the public on gems and jewellery, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT)  will conduct complimentary visitor seminars at Jewellery Arabia 2017.

Experienced instructors will offer attendees – ranging from the trade to consumers and connoisseurs – information about different facets of gems and jewellery. Topics will include diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, how to read grading reports and tips when purchasing jewellery.

GIA Seminar Schedule

Venue: Meeting Room D, Hall 1

Tuesday 22 November
TimeSeminar Topic
7:00 pm Allure of Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
8:00 pm Beyond the 4Cs Color
9:00 pm Fluorescence in Diamonds
Wednesday 23 November
7:00 pm             History & Value Factors of Pearls                  
8:00 pm             Spotlight on Synthetics      
9:00 pm             Update on Ruby Sources          
Thursday 24 November
7:00 pm           Update on Ruby Sources                            
8:00 pm           Spotlight on Synthetics             
9:00 pm           History & Value Factors of Pearls              
Friday 25 November
7:00 pm                     Fluorescence in Diamonds                                                
8:00 pm                      Beyond the 4Cs Color   
9:00 pm                      Allure of Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald   
Saturday 26 November
7:00 pm                    Spotlight on Synthetics                               
8:00 pm                    History & Value Factors of Pearls                                   
9:00 pm                    Update on Ruby Sources                                                   


Established in 1931, GIA is a global institute that ensures the public trust in gems and jewellery through research, education, gemmological laboratory services and instrument development. An independent nonprofit organisation operating in 14 countries, GIA is the creator of the famous 4Cs of diamond quality (Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight) and many other international standards.

The Institute offers a full schedule of GIA lab classes, knowledge seminars certificate programmes and diploma programmes across the region. Classes are conducted in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE and other locations. At Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers, GIA offers professional training in gemmology, jewellery design and retail sales, as well as access to GIA’s globally recognised diamond, coloured gemstone and pearl identification and grading services.


GIT Seminar Schedule

Venue: Meeting Room D, Hall 1

Thursday 24 November
TimeSeminar Topic
4:30 pm Ruby and Sapphire from Mine to the Market

The GIT seminar is held in collaboration with the GCC Gold & Jewellery Association and the Royal Thai Embassy in Manama, and aims to disseminate useful information and insight acquired through GIT studies and research. Free to attend, the seminar is suitable for entrepreneurs in the gem and jewellery business, related government and private sectors, educational institutes and interested individuals.

For further information please contact Chopetch Sansuk: or


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The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT) is a principal government institute under supervision of Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce providing gem and jewellery testing and certification services. It is one of the world’s most advanced laboratories accredited by The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and a member of International Colored Stone Association (ICA) and Laboratory Manual Harmonization Committee (LMHC).