On Sept. 19, 2017, Kate Donovan, GIA Global Alumni Relations Manager, provided an update on GIA global initiatives, education, laboratory offerings, research, resources and instruments. Kate reviewed GIA’s current alumni benefits and the many programs available to support our efforts.
GIA provides a broad spectrum of education and support materials to students, graduates, the industry and the public.
Driven by the GIA mission since 1931:
- To ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry
- To uphold the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism
- Through education, laboratory services, instrument development and research
GIA makes resources available to everyone through the GIA Website. Archives of news, articles and the Gem + Gemology Magazine as well as many books and manuscripts which are copy right free.
Gem Encyclopedia – Get the facts on every gemstone.
Analysis + Grading – GIA is the most trusted name in diamond grading and gem identification. GIA provides integrity and accuracy in every report it issues. GIA tests every material to determine whether it is natural or not, and discloses any treatments discovered during their examination.
GIA Education – Whether starting a new career or taking the next step in your professional journey, GIA education provides on-campus, distance learning as well as professional development in gemstones and jewelry.
Research + News – GIA is on the cutting edge of gemological research, analyzing data on gemstones and investigating gemstone characteristics. GIA is the place to learn about new gemstones, mine sources and new treatment processes, as well as, synthetic lab-grown materials which enter the market each year.
GemKids – GIA promotes the industry to both young and old alike.
DCGIA Members Thank Kate for sharing her passion for GIA and the GIA Alumni with us!