Carlsbad, Calif.—Want to study diamonds, pearls, jewelry design, or other specialties in the gem and jewelry industry?

Then check out the Gemological Institute of America’s global 2020 class schedules, which are available now on and include tuition and fees by location.

GIA has schools in major gem and jewelry centers worldwide, with many of the courses taught in the local languages. In addition, GIA offers distance learning courses that can be taken online.

New to the 2020 schedule are expanded courses available in China through Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Peking University Resource College.

As previously announced, a total of $2 million in scholarships are available for both on-campus and online classes next year.

The next scholarship application period will open Feb. 1, 2020. For more information, visit

“GIA’s robust and experiential gemology and jewelry education prepares people starting a new career or looking for the next step in their profession for success in the gem and jewelry industry,” Duncan Pay, GIA vice president and chief academic officer, said in a press release.

“GIA diplomas and certificates are instantly recognized as world-class professional credentials.”

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