GIA Museum

Local nameGIA Museum
LocationCarlsbad, California, United States

The Gemological Institute of America is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in the field of gemology and the jewelry arts and based in Carlsbad, California. Founded in 1931, GIA's mission is to protect all buyers and sellers of gemstones by setting and maintaining the standards used to evaluate gemstone quality. The institute does so through research, gem identification and diamond grading services and a variety of educational programs. Through its world-renowned library and subject experts, GIA acts as a resource of gem and jewelry information for the trade, the public and worldwide media outlets.In 1953 the GIA developed its International Diamond Grading System and the Four Cs as a standard to compare and evaluate the quality of diamonds.Today, the institute is headquartered in Carlsbad, California and operates out of 13 countries, with 11 campuses, 9 laboratories and 4 research centers worldwide.

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Official Website

Phone +1 760 603 4000

Address 5345 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA

Coordinates 33°7'56.708" N -117°19'7.428" E

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