Remember when I was telling you about all of the free gemology educational opportunities to take advantage of if you found yourself with extra time during quarantine? (If you don’t, see it here). Well, it turns out that even better opportunities were on the horizon! GIA has just announced that if you register for their AJP (GIA Applied Jewelry Professional) courses (GIA Jewelry Essentials, GIA Colored Stone Essentials and GIA Diamond Essentials) between May 4th and June 29, 2020 and you are a first-time GIA student, they are WAIVING tuition! This is an amazing opportunity, since taking these three courses normally costs $750!  Not only is this a great way to earn valuable knowledge and dip your toes in the gemology field, but if you decide, once you complete these courses that you would like to continue on to earn your Graduate Gemology degree, two of these classes count towards earning your GG.  It’s a win-win!

To see if you meet the qualifications, and to learn more about the program, here is the official announcement.  I highly recommend taking these courses if you are even a little curious – it’s a great way to learn more about the industry and see if it is a good fit for you.  I warn you though, these courses can be highly addictive – you may find yourself finishing this program and diving right in to GG courses!

Are you going to sign up!  Let me know how it goes!