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Beyoncé and Jewelry Designer Lorraine Schwartz Create GIA Scholarship Opportunities for Black Professionals in Jewelry
Beyoncé to select two scholarship recipients for The Beyoncé Knowles-Carter x Lorraine Schwartz Scholarship
By: Diamond World News Service
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Feb 27 2021 10:02AM
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Through a shared love of jewelry, Beyoncé and Lorraine’s friendship led to the formation of The Beyoncé Knowles-Carter x Lorraine Schwartz Scholarship. Images courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment.
Through a shared love of jewelry, Beyoncé and Lorraine’s friendship led to the formation of The Beyoncé Knowles-Carter x Lorraine Schwartz Scholarship. Images courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment.

Multi-talented performer, record producer and philanthropist Beyoncé is teaming up with longtime friend and world-renowned jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz to award two members of the Black community the opportunity to earn the most esteemed credentials in the industry. The global entertainer will personally select two recipients from qualified applicants for The Beyoncé Knowles-Carter x Lorraine Schwartz GIA Scholarship. The two scholarships award full tuition and paid expenses for GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) prestigious Graduate Gemologist® program through distance education. Applications for the scholarship will be accepted from March 1 at 9:00am PST to March 16 at 11:59pm PST. For more information and to apply, visit GIA.edu/beyonce-x-lorraine-GIA-scholarship.

“It is an honor to have this scholarship in my name, but the best part is teaming up with my friend Lorraine Schwartz to give two people an opportunity to learn,” said Beyoncé. “We both believe that learning is constant. This is a chance to learn from the best, create generational wealth and turn a love of gems into a career.”

Through a shared love of jewelry, Beyoncé and Lorraine’s friendship led to the formation of The Beyoncé Knowles-Carter x Lorraine Schwartz GIA Scholarship. Lorraine gifted Beyoncé one of the scholarships for her last birthday and GIA matched the funds for a second scholarship. It is truly the gift that keeps on giving – awarding two talented people the opportunity to transform their gem and jewelry aspirations into a reality.

“This scholarship is a homage to Beyoncé for the inspiration she's given me throughout my career,” said Lorraine. “It’s about the love formed from relationships and knowing that at the end of the day, we are all the same. Now I have the opportunity to bring that inspiration full circle and show the community the endless possibilities that are in this industry, especially for Black professionals.”

GIA’s Graduate Gemologist® program combines the beauty of gemstones with the science and technical skills needed for students to gain comprehensive knowledge of diamonds and colored stones. Throughout the program, students learn practical skills to evaluate diamonds using the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight), the International Diamond Grading System™, and the Colored Stone Grading System.

“What makes a career in the jewelry industry so special is that it is the culmination of art, science and business fused together in a passionate industry that is grounded in community,” said Susan Jacques, GIA president and CEO. “A Graduate Gemologist® diploma provides students the skills they need to succeed in this industry and opens doors for networking opportunities to expand their relationships critical for success.”

 

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