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 Post subject: Re: New Gemology Student looking for tips to start GIA
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:37 am 
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Thanx Gempile for your advice i appreciate that... but i need outside exposure....
doing GIA from delhi will be of no use as delhi is not a hub...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:57 am 
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If you are bent on attending Carlsbad then you could consider taking your coursework in India and then doing all 3 labs consecutively in Carlsbad over a 3 week period. Obviously the best education you can get would be to go for their 6 month on campus program. If you are willing to travel great distances then I would consider AIGS instead. You would be at the heart of the colored stone gem trade.


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AIGS is much less recognised and qulaity of education is less.

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AIGS is less recognized in America for sure. From what I've read I'm inclined to disagree with you on their level of education, particularly in the colored stone area. Some very renowned gemologists are graduates of AIGS. I'm not trying to discourage GIA as I'm a current GIA student myself.


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Gempile i agree with you that AIGS is good for coloured stones but there is no comparison between GIA and AIGS.
GIA - Gemological Institute of America

Headquarters and campus in - carlsbad (california )
GIA also has its branches in
GIA - Gemological Institute of America

Headquarters and campus in - carlsbad (california )
GIA also has its branches in 1.INDIA:
Delhi
Mumbai
Surat
Jaipur

2. BANGKOK
3.HONGKOKG
4. UK
5. NEW YORK

Course i want to do is GRADUATE GEMOLOGIS COURSE : (includes )
1. Graduate coloured stones (4 months)
2. Graduate Diamonds ( 1.5 months )

When you complete these 2 courses then you get a diploma of Graduate Gemologist

Carlsbad course is for 23667$ ( 1550000 Rs) + 130000Rs (living+aur tickets+ )
Total =2800000 approx

Hongkong - 2300000 (total)
Bangkok - 1700000 ( total )

Same course from delhi - 700000 Rs

No difference in education

My brothers advice me to do the course from carlsbad
For gaining more exposure



i have a jewellery background and i am planning to join GIA ...i do have GIA classes in Delhi but since i want to gain new exposure and imcrease my networking in this field ..so my brother advised me to do it outside India...this will help me to understand a new market
I have herd that GIA is best in Carlsbad but it is tooo expensive....at present i am very confused as to what to doo....
But my brother adviced me to do the course from one place as it takes time for gaining exposure and networking in this field


i thought of doing the coloured stones course from delhi and diamonds from carlsbad and total estimate including livings comes 1400000Rs

But again diamonds course is only 45 days is going USA for 45 days will be enough ?1. INDIA: like
Delhi
Mumbai
Surat
Jaipur

2. BANGKOK
3.HONGKOKG
4. UK
5. NEW YORK

Course i want to do is GRADUATE GEMOLOGIS COURSE : (includes )
1. Graduate coloured stones (4 months)
2. Graduate Diamonds ( 1.5 months )

When you complete these 2 courses then you get a diploma of Graduate Gemologist

Carlsbad course is for 23667$ ( 1550000 Rs) + 130000Rs (living+aur tickets+ )
Total =2800000 approx

Hongkong - 2300000 Rupees (total)
Bangkok - 1700000 Rupees ( total )

Same course from delhi - 700000 Rupees

No difference in education

My brothers advice me to do the course from carlsbad

i thought of doing the coloured stones course from delhi and diamonds from carlsbad and total estimate including livings comes 1400000GIA - Gemological Institute of America

Headquarters and campus in - carlsbad (california )
GIA also has its branches in 1.INDIA:
Delhi
Mumbai
Surat
Jaipur

2. BANGKOK
3.HONGKOKG
4. UK
5. NEW YORK

Course i want to do is GRADUATE GEMOLOGIS COURSE : (includes )
1. Graduate coloured stones (4 months)
2. Graduate Diamonds ( 1.5 months )

When you complete these 2 courses then you get a diploma of Graduate Gemologist

Carlsbad course is for 23667$ ( 1550000 Rs) + 130000Rs (living+aur tickets+ )
Total =2800000 approx

Hongkong - 2300000 (total)
Bangkok - 1700000 ( total )

Same course from delhi - 700000 Rs

No difference in education

My brothers advice me to do the course from carlsbad
For gaining more exposure
He also adviced me to do the course from one place as it takes time for gaining exposure and networking


i thought of doing the coloured stones course from delhi and diamonds from carlsbad and total estimate including livings comes 1400000Rs

But again diamonds course is only 45 days is going USA for 45 days will be enough ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:37 pm 
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I also need some advice....at present i dont have any running business once i complete GIA course ...i will have knowledge but i wont be having enough experience and knowledge about pricing and sale/purchase specially for diamonds
what all should i do after the course to gain maximum experience and traning


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