CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles is considered the nation's glamour capital. Gorgeous jewelry seen on Rodeo Drive one day is on the big screen the next, and then found sparkling on the famous red carpet and in celebrity magazines. For people looking to enter the glamorous jewelry industry, the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) "Graduate Diamonds Program" is the perfect place to start. This seven-week program starts Feb. 10 at GIA's Los Angeles Branch, conveniently located in Culver City -- the heart of screenland. In less than two months, students can develop the skills of an experienced diamond professional and earn one of GIA's internationally respected diplomas. In addition, GIA Los Angeles is offering its hands-on "Diamond Grading Lab Class" at night. This practical class has students looking at diamonds under the microscope from the very first night. In just 10 nights, students learn to buy and sell diamonds with the insight of a professional. This Diamond Grading Lab Class is scheduled at night just twice all year -- once beginning Feb. 27, 2006 and then not again until September. The tuition for the Graduate Diamonds Program is $$4,795 and $1,095 for the Diamond Grading Lab Class. For more information on the GIA Los Angeles Branch, and the various programs and classes offered, including the world-renowned Graduate Gemologist Program, contact Lori Geller at 310-670-2100 or 866-702-2088 or visit www.gia.edu and email firstname.lastname@example.org. About GIA: An independent nonprofit organization, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology. Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most respected gemological education available. In 1953, the Institute created the International Diamond Grading System(TM) which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world. Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism.
SOURCE Gemological Institute of America