As part of a mission to educate the public on gems and jewellery, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will conduct complimentary visitor seminars at Jewellery Arabia 2018.

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 and tips when purchasing jewellery.

GIA seminar

GIA Seminar Schedule

Tuesday 20 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 21 November
7:00 pm             History & Value Factors of Pearls                  
8:00 pm             Spotlight on Synthetics      
9:00 pm             Diamonds – Are they Forever?
Thursday 22 November
7:00 pm           Spotlight on Synthetics
8:00 pm           Diamonds – Are they Forever?          
9:00 pm           History & Value Factors of Pearls              
Friday 23 November
7:00 pm                     Fluorescence in Diamonds                                                
8:00 pm                      Beyond the 4Cs Color   
9:00 pm                      Allure of Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald   
Saturday 24 November
7:00 pm                    Spotlight on Synthetics                               
8:00 pm                    History & Value Factors of Pearls                                   
9:00 pm                    Diamonds – Are they Forever?


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Established in 1931, GIA is a global institute and the creator of the famous 4Cs of diamond quality (Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight) and many other international standards.

Through research, education, gemmological laboratory services and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism. All of GIA’s activities are governed by its mission to serve the public.

GIA offers courses in Dubai and conducts regular classes across Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and many other key locations in the region. The Institute’s courses focus on diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, jewellery design, and more. GIA Laboratory’s take-in window in Dubai accepts submissions for grading services for diamonds, coloured stones and pearls from consumers and members of the trade across the Middle East.