About Us

About GIA GemKids

We’d like to introduce you to some of nature’s most beautiful creations. We hope to give you a glimpse into how gems form, how they are crafted into beautiful objects, and give you a sneak peek into the history of some of the world’s rarest treasures.  In doing so, we hope you’ll learn to love gemology – that’s the science of gemstones - as much as we do, and appreciate the unique beauty of gems.

About GIA

We’re a school. We’re a laboratory. Teachers, scientists, librarians, writers, photographers, and many others work at GIA all over the world.  Our purpose is to study gems and jewelry, and to teach about them – so that everyone can be informed.
People come from all over the world to study at GIA.  Many want to work in the gem and jewelry industry.  We teach them how to identify and evaluate gems. And we teach them how to design and make jewelry.
Our library is the largest gem and jewelry library in the world. We have over 38,000 books on gems and jewelry, with the oldest book dating back to 1496.  We also collect and preserve mineral specimens, jewelry, gem art, and gemological equipment.

GemKids for Educators™
Call: +1 800 421 7250 ext 4116
Call: +1 760 603 4116
Fax: +1 760 603 4199

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GIA GemKids
The Robert Mouawad Campus
5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Call: +1 800 421 7250 ext 4116
Call: +1 760 603 4116
Fax: +1 760 603 4199

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