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, like the Diamond Council of America. Take advantage of the following jewelry training, education courses and scholarships today.

Diamond Council of America

The Diamond Council of America is an affiliate of Jewelers of America, and JA Members receive special rates on DCA membership and courses.

DCA Membership: two years for price of one. When you sign up for a one-year DCA membership you will receive your second year of DCA membership free (paid for by Jewelers of America).To Enroll: Log in here with Username: JA Password: JA2009 

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 Diamond Council of America jewelry education 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. You must be a DCA member to enroll in DCA courses . 

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.

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Scholarships on Jewelry Education

Each year, Jewelers of America awards scholarships for career development and jewelry education. 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.

Scholarship Enrollment Period: March 1 - September 30, 2018
  • Scholarships are funded in the order they are received.
  • Employees of JA and DCA Member Companies are eligible if at least 18 years of age; review the application for all eligibility requirements. 

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