Press Release

GIA Education Available in Shenzhen, China

Courses available beginning in 2020 with Peking University Resource College

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Aug. 19, 2019 – Aspiring gem and jewelry professionals in Shenzhen, China will now have direct access to GIA education programs through Peking University Resource College. Starting in 2020, the college will offer GIA’s Jewelry Design, Graduate Diamonds and Blended Graduate Diamonds courses, and lab classes for Diamond Grading, Colored Stone Grading, Gem Identification and Pearl Grading, as well as access to GIA student workrooms.
“As part of our mission to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry, we are working to make GIA education more accessible to prospective students,” said Duncan Pay, GIA vice president and chief academic officer. “This cooperative program with Peking University Resource College provides students with hands-on experience in one of China’s largest gem and jewelry centers.”
“GIA is a world-renowned institute of gemology and jewelry. We are very pleased to cooperate with GIA to make contributions to the further integration of China's jewelry education with the world,” said Liu Xiong, Dean of Peking University Resource College Cultural Relic School.
For more information contact us or call GIA Taiwan +886 2 2771 9391.

About GIA

An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and, in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognized around the world as the standard for diamond quality.
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.