In a program intended to protect consumers and help ensure public trust in gems and jewellery, GIA India organised more than 20 education seminars for various associations during August and September across India.
GIA India said that the initiative attracted more than 1,200 members of the gem and jewellery trade in the states of Tripura, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Orissa, Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab and Maharashtra. The seminars covered topics including natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, diamond treatments, coloured gemstones and pearls.
GIA Managing Director of India and the Middle East Nirupa Bhatt said, “As a public-benefit institute, GIA works to create awareness and educate the trade through our education seminars. Working closely with regional associations, GIA India has been able to reach out to trade members in Tier-II and Tier-III locations such as Bhavani (Kerala), Patan (Gujarat), Kasganj (Uttar Pradesh), Dharmanagar (Tripura) and many more.”