GIA’s Advanced Synthetic Diamond Seminars Come To Mumbai, London & Carlsbad
Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the world’s foremost authority in gemmology, will offer its new Advanced Synthetic Diamond seminars in August in Mumbai and London, and in October at its world headquarters in Carlsbad, California. The seminar dates coincide with the gem and jewellery events or trade shows in each city. Participants will have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of advanced diamond identification techniques and to have a hands-on experience with the current production of synthetic diamonds and the latest detection technology. While there are no pre-requisites, previous gemmological training or experience is recommended.
Taught by GIA research scientists and experienced classroom instructors, the seminars will combine lectures with practical lab instruction, including the latest GIA instrumentation for differentiating natural diamonds from CVD and HPHT synthetic diamonds and diamond simulants. Instruments include the GIA iD100™, GIA Diamond Check™ and GIA UV Lamp with Viewing Cabinet. The GIA research scientist presenting the seminar will have expert knowledge of synthetic diamond as a material, its identification and gemmological characteristics, along with the processes used by GIA’s laboratories to separate synthetic from natural diamonds. To provide the most effective instruction, registrations are limited to 20 or fewer, depending on the location.
Held at GIA schools in each city, the seminars are scheduled around other industry events, including the GIA International Gemological Symposium in Carlsbad, California; the Hong Kong Gem and Mineral Show; the India International Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show; and the International Jewellery London trade show. The cost and specific curriculum for each seminar will vary by location. Discounted pricing is available for GIA Alumni who have completed a certificate course or diploma programme.