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GIA-India conducts education seminars for gem & jewellery industry members

16 october 2018
GIA India organised more than 20 education seminars for various associations during August and September across India to protect consumers and help ensure public trust in gems and jewellery, says a press note from the organization.
Ms. Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA India and Middle East, said, “As a public-benefit institute, GIA works to create awareness and educate the trade through our education seminars. Working closely with regional associations, GIA India has been able to reach out to trade members in Tier-II and Tier-III locations such as Bhavani (Kerala), Patan (Gujarat), Kasganj (Uttar Pradesh), Dharmanagar (Tripura) and many more.”
More than 1,200 members of the gem and jewellery trade gained important information through the educational seminars that covered topics including natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, diamond treatments, coloured gemstones and pearls.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished