Enter the World of Diamonds in Los Angeles Through GIA

Feb 01, 2006, 00:00 ET from Gemological Institute of America

    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
     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 laedu@gia.edu.
     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