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GIA Education Available in Shenzhen, China
Courses available beginning in 2020 with Peking University Resource College
By: Diamond World News Service
Aug 20 2019 8:25AM
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Aspiring gem and jewelry professionals in Shenzhen, China will now have direct access to GIA (Gemological Institute of America) 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.

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