MUMBAI, India – The International Institute of Gemology (IIG) has announced a collaboration with the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) to introduce the Gemmology Diploma course, the opportunity to become a Fellow of the Gemmological Association (FGA) in India. As part of this partnership, IIG is set to become an Accredited Teaching Centre (ATC) for Gem-A, further solidifying its commitment to excellence in gem education.
The collaboration between IIG and Gem-A was launched on 1st October, 2023, at the GJS Show in the presence of Mr. Alan Hart, CEO of Gem-A, and Mr. Rahul Desai, CEO & MD at the International Institute of Gemology, along with several industry leaders.
This occasion marked the beginning of a journey towards expanding gemmological education in India and promoting excellence in the field.
The Gemmology Diploma course offered by Gem-A is globally recognized as a hallmark of quality and expertise in the field of gemmology. With this collaboration, IIG aims to bring this gemmological education to aspiring gem enthusiasts, professionals, and students in India.
Key Highlights of the Collaboration:
Access to Internationally Acclaimed Gemmology Course: IIG, in collaboration with Gem-A, will offer the Gemmology Diploma course in India, providing students with access to an internationally acclaimed curriculum. This course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the gem and jewellery industry.
Experienced Faculty: The course will be taught by highly experienced and qualified faculty members who are experts in the field of gemmology. Students will have the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry.
State-of-the-Art Facilities: IIG is committed to providing students with the best learning experience possible. The institute boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including well-equipped gemmological laboratories, ensuring that students receive hands-on training and exposure to a wide variety of gemstones.
Accreditation by Gem-A: IIG is set to become an Accredited Teaching Centre (ATC) for Gem-A, a prestigious designation that reflects the institute’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of gemmological education. This affiliation with Gem-A will open doors for students to become part of a global network of gem experts.
Career Opportunities: Graduates of the Gemmology Diploma course will be well-positioned to pursue exciting career opportunities in various sectors of the gem and jewellery industry, including gemstone identification, appraisal, and trading.
Mr. Rahul Desai, CEO & MD at International Institute of Gemology (IIG) expressed his enthusiasm about the launch eventP “With immense pride, IIG is honoured to announce its affiliation with Gem-A, the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, renowned for over a century as a global leader in gem and jewellery education. While IIG has a 58-year legacy of excellence, joining hands with Gem-A, with its 100+ years of unparalleled expertise, marks a pivotal moment in our journey. Our mission is to position India as a global leader in gems and jewellery education by bringing world-class education to our country. Partnering with Gem-A is a significant step in this direction.
“Together, we aim to empower gem enthusiasts in India with the highest degree of expertise and excellence, ultimately cementing India’s position as a leader in the field of gemmology. Together, we aspire to attain the prestigious FGA London degree, a pinnacle in the field of gemmology, for all passionate gem enthusiasts in India.”
Mr. Alan Hart, CEO of Gem-A said of the collaboration: “Gem-A is delighted to announce IIG as one of its strategic partners in India to deliver the industry-recognised Gemmology Foundation and Diploma Qualifications across pan India. With this collaboration, Gem-A courses will become more accessible to individuals seeking to grow or start their careers in the gems, jewellery and affiliated industries.”
About International Institute of Gemology (IIG):
The International Institute of Gemology (IIG) is a leading institution in India dedicated to providing high-quality education and training in gemology. With a focus on excellence and a commitment to innovation, IIG has established itself as a trusted destination for individuals seeking a career in the gem and jewellery industry.
About Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A):
The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) is the world’s longest-established provider of gem education. Founded in 1908, Gem-A has been at the forefront of gemological research, education, and standards development for over a century. The Gemmology Diploma course offered by Gem-A is internationally recognized and respected in the gem and jewellery industry.