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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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