Continuing your jewelry education has never been more affordable! Employees of Jewelers of America Member companies can get the jewelry training they need to provide professional, expert service to jewelry customers through Jewelers of America’s continuing jewelry education resources. Take advantage of the following jewelry training, education courses and scholarships on GIA and other institutions today.

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Diamond Council of America

Pay only $105 per course (regularly $125) when you register for continuing education courses from the Diamond Council of America, one of only two accredited distance-learning schools in the jewelry industry. This discount on jewelry education from DCA allows salespeople the sales training necessary for success. Diamond Council of America provides professional jewelers an opportunity to earn a certificate in diamonds, gemstones and jewelry sales through online or distance education. The courses are designed for the front-line fine jewelry sales associate, who can take the jewelry sales courses at their convenience.  

Jewelers of America has also partnered with Diamond Council of America to offer our members an exclusive DCA membership deal. Right now, when you sign up for a one-year DCA membership you will receive your second year with DCA free & paid for by Jewelers of America.

Gemological Institute of America Distance Education

Receive 10% savings on the Gemological Institute of America Distance Education courses and Lab classes on gemology and jewelry manufacturing arts. GIA Distance Education gemology courses are delivered 100% online through GIA eLearning, so you can complete your coursework in a fun and engaging online learning environment. Lab classes complement your Distance Education eLearning courses and provide the hands-on training you need to be successful across the global jewelry industry. Lab classes may be completed at GIA campuses in Carlsbad or New York. 

Continuing jewelry education courses are available on a variety of topics at GIA including: Diamond Essentials, Colored Stone Essentials, Jewelry Essentials, Diamond Grading, Gem Identification, Pearls, Repair, Stone Setting, and more. Take advantage of these discounts on GIA education to achieve your career development goals faster.

JA “Jewelry 101” Training Program

Get the benefits of a high-quality in-store or at-home orientation/training course without the high cost. Jewelers of America’s Jewelry 101 sales training program provides a comprehensive overview of jewelry product knowledge and proven sales tactics for selling jewelry to men and women. The comprehensive, self-study program includes a program guide, video courses and learning exercises with instruction and product background on the following topics: Cultured Pearls, Diamonds, Gemstones, Gold, Platinum, and Selling Jewelry.

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Scholarships on Jewelry Education

Jewelers of America awards scholarships for career development and jewelry education, from February 1 through September 30, 2015. The jewelry education scholarships are available to employees of Jewelers of America member companies on renowned industry diploma, professional development and certification programs by the Gemological Institute of America, Diamond Council of America, Jewelers Education Foundation of American Gem Society, and JA’s own Bench Professional Certification program.

Applicants must be an employee at a JA Member company and at least 18 years of age, with at least one year’s experience at the company or two years’ experience in the jewelry industry.  

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