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Gemological Institute of America Overview

Carlsbad, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1931
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Company Updates

  • Applications for the Richard T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at GIA’s Carlsbad and New York laboratories are being accepted - through April 30, 2018. Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to pursue full-time academic research in mineralogy, geology, physics, materials science and other fields related to gemology – the study of diamonds, colored gemstones and pearls. Apply today: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQDUs

    Apply to GIA's Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

    The Richard T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellowship program was created in 2014 to honor of GIA's former president, who was widely considered the "Father of Modern Gemology." The one-to-two year fellowships encourage early career scientists to pursue full-time academic research in mineralogy, geology, physics, materials science and other fields related to gemology - the study of diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls and their treatment.

  • Do you like detailed work that emphasizes quality and precision? Are you self-motivated and do you have the ability to grasp new information quickly? Join the GIA team in New York as a Diamond Grader. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQYkB

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Gemological Institute of America – Why Work For Us?


A TRADITION OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION

Founded in 1931, GIA is the world’s foremost authority in gemology. An independent, nonprofit organization, GIA protects the public trust in gems and jewelry by providing the education, research, and standards that consumers and the jewelry industry rely on to make informed purchase decisions.


WHAT GIA DOES 
  • Research that deepens the world’s understanding of gems and jewelry manufacturing and shares these findings with academia, the industry, and the gem-buying public
  • Education that builds careers and enhances the knowledge and integrity of the gem and jewelry industry
  • Standard setting that protects those who buy gems by ensuring the qualities of gems and jewelry are objectively and consistently described
  • Laboratory Services that provide an unbiased and scientific assessment of gem quality

GIA's MISSION STATEMENT

GIA's mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism through education, research, laboratory services, and instrument development.

With over 3,000 employees in 13 countries, GIA offers many exciting career opportunities and the chance to serve the public good. Join our diverse and highly talented group who bring objectivity to the industry 

and provide the public the knowledge they need to make gem and jewelry purchases with confidence.

Learn more about GIA’s mission, history and career opportunities.

Employee Benefits

GIA offers competitive salaries and benefits, and training opportunities to its employees in all our global locations.


Interested in joining the GIA Team?

We invite you to review our current career opportunities. Details on how to apply are included in each job description. We appreciate your interest in working for GIA.

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    good pay
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    some groups leaders and managers are selectively friendly to certain employees

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Gemological Institute of America Photos

Gemological Institute of America photo of: Within the halls of GIA this magnificent 426 lbs. rutilated quartz crystal sculpture is playfully referred to as ‘the world’s largest pendant’ and is one of the highlights of GIA’s collection.
Gemological Institute of America photo of: Advanced instrumentation and experienced visual observations deliver consistently accurate results.
Gemological Institute of America photo of: GIA laboratories are staffed by expert scientists and gemologists working with state-of-the-art technology.
Gemological Institute of America photo of: GIA’s groundbreaking research and unbiased grading and analysis set the global standards that protect the gem-buying public.
Gemological Institute of America photo of: Identifying the characteristics of gemstones.
Gemological Institute of America photo of: GIA is the world’s foremost authority in gemology.
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Gemological Institute of America Interviews

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    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Gemological Institute of America (New York, NY).

    Interview

    It was easy and the interviewers were welcoming. All questions were expected besides they explained about the organization and how it operates very well. It was transparency from beginning to the end.

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Gemological Institute of America Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Ethical Companies(Scientific and Technical Services), Ethisphere® Institute, 2015
  • Certified Member, Responsible Jewellery Council, 2014

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