My Next Question Webinar

Forging the Next Generation of Skilled Bench Jewelers at GIA

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My Next Question Webinar

Forging the Next Generation of Skilled Bench Jewelers at GIARegister

WEDNESDAY, JUN 26, 2024 2:00 PM (EASTERN)

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GIA has been training bench jewelers for more than 50 years, and with the jewelry industry facing a widespread shortage of qualified bench jewelers, the GIA Graduate Jeweler program is more important than ever. In 2024, GIA introduced a major revamp of the Graduate Jeweler diploma program to meet the evolving needs of our industry. Instructor David Etheridge will discuss what’s new with the program, including why employers should consider its graduates as potential bench jewelers. David will also walk through several key class projects to demonstrate the wide range of skills developed by our graduates – from custom jewelry fabrication, to tradework and repair, retail take-in, stone-setting and much more.
Webinar Guests
David Etheridge Instructor, GIA Graduate Jeweler Diploma Program, Gemological Institute of America
Webinar Host
Gemological Institute of America, GIA Nonprofit Institute, protects the gem and jewelry buying community.
GIA - Protecting consumers and supporting the global gem and jewelry trade since 1931 through research, education, and laboratory services.

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