The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Offers Hands-On Jewelry Manufacturing Arts Classes in Chicago

March 26, 2001

CARLSBAD, Calif. — The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the world’s foremost authority in gemology, is offering several exciting extension classes this spring in Chicago.

Beginning April 30, hobbyists and jewelry industry professionals alike will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of GIA classes that combine the glamour of fashion with the wonder of science.

GIA will present four of its most popular jewelry manufacturing arts classes in Chicago: Basic Repair & Setting of Jewelry April 30-May 4; Intermediate Repair & Setting of Jewelry May 7-11; Advanced Stone Setting May 14-18; and Platinum Fundamentals May 21-24.

Now in its 70th year, GIA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology and by the Distance Education and Training Council. GIA is also licensed by the California Bureau for Private, Postsecondary, and Vocational Education.

A leader in global education, GIA has schools in Carlsbad, New York and Los Angeles, and 10 international locations in Europe and Asia. No other educational facility offers the level of gemological experience, expertise, and support that GIA provides its students.

The public is invited to sign up now to get hands-on experience in jewelry manufacturing. For more information or to register for extension classes in additional cities throughout the country, call 800/421-7250, ext. 4001, e-mail or visit GIA’s Web site, and click on “Education.”

Contact Information

The Gemological Institute of America

Alexander Angelle