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Spring Into Color With GIA’s Knowledge Rocks Week, Feb. 2-5 January 25, 2021 (0 comments)


Carlsbad, CA—Register now for GIA’s Knowledge Rocks Week: Spring Into Color, a four-day extravaganza of exciting virtual events exploring deep into the world of colored gemstones. 

Participants will receive expert insights on colored stones with continuing education seminars and a GIA Knowledge Session, enjoy a GIA alumni event, and see the big reveal of the winner of the 2021 Buccellati Jewelry Design Competition. 

The three continuing education seminars on critical topics can be taken individually or as a series throughout the week. They include: Advanced Colored Stones Country of OriginLow Temperature Heat Treatment; and Photomicrography.

A special GIA Knowledge Session titled Gems of the Southwestwill feature GIA scientist Aaron Palke and fifth-generation trader and Southwest Indian art dealer Emerald Tanner as they take participants on a gemological journey through the American Southwest, a region long known for its distinctive jewelry. But how have gemstones shaped the lore and culture of this region? What are the geologic conditions that allowed for the formation of these gemstones? These topics and more will be answered in the Feb. 4 webinar.

Also don’t miss the virtual “GIA Alumni Association: Explore, Navigate and Learn” event on Thursday, Feb. 4 where the 2021 plans for the new GIA Alumni Association will be unveiled and the winner of the fourth annual Buccellati Jewelry Design Competition will be announced. The competition features GIA Jewelry Design students from around the world who compete for a chance to win the Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewelry Design.

“Even if we cannot meet in person, we can bring the global GIA alumni community together to share resources and support,.” said Cathryn Ramirez, the newly appointed GIA Alumni executive director. “The Alumni Association is thrilled to unveil innovative plans to increase access to educational resources and provide opportunities for GIA alumni to network and succeed.”

Register today for the Feb. 2-5 event.

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