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GIA closes take-in facility and education location in Dubai

05 december 2019

news_08062018_gia.pngThe GIA (Gemological Institute of America), in an announcement on its website has declared its intention to close its Dubai laboratory take-in facility and education location by the end of the year.
Currently, the lab, a branch of GIA India Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., is no longer accepting stones for submission.
The GIA said on its website that the decision to close the operation was taken to align its resources with its mission priorities.
Till date, the Dubai location has offered the on-campus Graduate Diamonds program, distance education lab classes and professional development classes for over a decade. And, its laboratory take-in services have been operational since 2010.
GIA said laboratory clients who have used the take-in facility in Dubai may submit stones to any other GIA laboratory or take-in facility.

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