Where are GIA labs located?

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in the field of gemology and the jewelry arts and based in Carlsbad, California.

Is GIA International?

Natural-looking chrysoberyl crystals appear in a flux-grown ruby with a high beryllium content but lacking heat treatment. Analysis of eight European freshwater pearls of known provenance gives pearl specialists the opportunity to add greatly to GIA’s identification database.

How much does it cost to become a GIA gemologist?

According to the GIA website, the net cost (tuition, housing, food, books, transportation, and miscellaneous spending money) of obtaining a GIA Graduate Gemologist degree in Carlsbad, California, is $34,503.

Who owns the GIA?

Robert M. Shipley
Robert M. Shipley, Founder of GIA.

Where can I find a gemologist?

How to Find a Jewelry Appraiser

  1. Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA)
  2. American Gem Society.
  3. American Society of Appraisers.
  4. Appraisers Association of America.
  5. Appraisers International Society (AIS)
  6. Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers.
  7. International Society of Appraisers.
  8. Jewelry Judge.

How much money does a gemologist make a year?

The average Gemologist salary is $54,374 per year, or $26.14 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $42,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $69,000.

How do I get GIA certified?

The most convenient way to obtain a GIA Diamond Grading Report, Diamond Origin Report, Diamond Dossier® or Diamond Focus™ Report is through a local fine jewelry retailer. Retail jewelers are uniquely qualified to obtain a GIA report and to explain its contents.

Who is the founder of GIA?

Gemological Institute of America/Founders