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GIA seminar on evaluating jewellery quality

28 June 2019


The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is presenting a unique seminar on assessing jewellery design and engineering to identify manufacturing methods, workmanship and risk of failure. 

Professionals will learn the 12-step forensic methodology process to evaluate how jewellery is made based on GIA’s Quality Assurance Benchmarks for assessing workmanship. The two-and a half-day Jewelry Forensics seminar, led by experienced GIA instructors, offers hands-on exercises along with detailed education materials. 

The Jewelry Forensics seminar will be offered at GIA’s world headquarters in Carlsbad, California. The first session is scheduled for August 5 to 7, followed by a session on October 21 to 23.

The seminar also covers the characteristics of precious metals and their compatibility with jewellery manufacturing. Seminar participants will receive a Jewelry Forensics guidebook including the 12-step process of evaluation, glossary of terms and a thumb drive with supplemental reference and jewellery case study information.

“This seminar offers a unique opportunity for jewellery professionals of all skill levels to identify how jewellery is made from the trace indicators that remain,” said Duncan Pay, GIA vice president and chief academic officer. “This new seminar is driven by our mission to ensure the public trust and provide the highest standards through education.”

In addition to the Jewelry Forensics seminar, GIA in Carlsbad is offering two lab classes on jewellery repair and setting. The Basic Repair and Setting Lab class is available from August 12 to 26 and the Intermediate Repair and Setting Lab class is slated on August 19 to 23.