GIA (Gemological Institute of America)


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GIA (Gemological Institute of America) ‐ Certifications, Cost, and Reviews

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is located in New York, NY, but also offers classes online. This school offers training in 7 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Gemologist, Accredited Jewelry Professional, and Certified in Diamonds. Time to complete this education training ranges from 2 hours to 1 year depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 6 months. The cost to attend GIA (Gemological Institute of America) ranges from $8,000 to $60,000 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $60,000. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I paid for it myself".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending GIA (Gemological Institute of America) are "Good teachers" and "Hands-on training", but respondents also mentioned "Positive environment" and "Helpful career services" as notable benefits. GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has been reviewed 11 times, with an average rating of 4.64 out of 5. 100% of reviewers would recommend GIA (Gemological Institute of America) to a friend.

School Information

50 West 47th Street 8th floor New York, NY 10036
2 hours - 1 year


  • Diamond and diamond grading Certificate: $8,000
  • Gemologist: $60,000

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Good teachers Mentioned in 9 reviews
Hands-on training Mentioned in 9 reviews
Positive environment Mentioned in 7 reviews

Recent reviews



Flexible class hours, Good career preparation


My certification is better used in a large metropolitan city

Other comments

Take detailed notes. Have a friend or family member quiz you after each chapter. Don’t be discouraged if you need to reread a chapter. Keep a positive attitude.



Good teachers, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Hands-on training

Other comments

It's a great way to learn about diamonds and get hands on experience. We'd grade diamonds. Learned about the 4 C's and what to look for when grading.
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