|Gemological Institute of America|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 19 September 2007|
Gemological Institute of America. A
nonprofit, endowed, educational Institution controlled by jewelers and maintained for the benefit of the industry and the public. In addition to courses in Diamonds, colored stones, jewelry designing and jewelry retailing, the Institute publishes books, pamphlets and periodicals, manufactures diamond-grading, gem-testing and other instruments, identifies Gemstones and grades diamonds for the industry and the public. Classwork is offered in Santa Monica, New York City and cities throughout the country. Headquarters: 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, California 90404. Eastern office: 580 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York 10036. Midtown Los Angeles Gem Trade Lab: Suite 1122, 606 South Olive Street, Los Angeles,
California 90014. See Appendix for more detailed information.
gemologist. A specialist in gem materials. One who has successfully completed recognized courses of study in gem identification, grading, and pricing, as well as diamond grading and appraising; e.g., a Gemologist or Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America or a Certified Gemologist of the American Gem Society or a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Gemmologist is the English spelling of gemologist. gemology. The science and study of gemstones; their sources, descriptions, origins, identification, grading, and appraising.
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