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GSI Colored Stone Professional Program Graduates Shine at Convocation

“This program exemplifies our dedication to nurturing the next generation of gemologists and industry leaders.”




GSI Colored Stone Professional Program Graduates Shine at Convocation

(PRESS RELEASE) Gemological Science International announces the successful completion of the second batch of graduates of the Colored Stone Professional Program, celebrated during a convocation ceremony on October 9, 2023. This significant event brought together influential figures from the gem and jewelry sector, marking a pivotal moment in the journey of these emerging gem experts.

“The convocation ceremony for the second batch of the GSI Colored Stone Professional Program stands as a testament to our unwavering dedication to nurturing excellence in gemology education. We take immense pride in witnessing our students equipped with the knowledge and skills essential for thriving in the vibrant world of colored stones,” stated Debbie Azar, president, and co-founder of GSI.

The ceremony featured Mr. Dharmendra Tank, Owner of Tank Fine Gems, as the Chief Guest—a notable industry stalwart who graciously invited students to gain practical insights by visiting his factory and offered internships to aspiring GSI students.

The event also welcomed Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Principal Additional Director General at the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes, and Narcotics, Jaipur, as the Guest of Honor. Additionally, Dr. K.L. Jain, President of RCCI, graced the occasion as the Keynote Speaker.

“This program exemplifies our dedication to nurturing the next generation of gemologists and industry leaders. At GSI, we firmly believe that education serves as the cornerstone for fostering innovation, quality, and excellence within the gem and jewelry sector. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all our graduates and eagerly anticipate the transformative impact they will make in the world of colored gemstones,” expressed Ramit Kapur, managing director of GSI’s India operations.

The convocation ceremony provided a valuable platform for the graduates to commemorate their accomplishments and establish connections with prominent figures in the industry.


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About GSI

Gemological Science International (GSI) is the only major gemological organization established in the 21st century. Founded in 2005 in New York City, it has grown to become one of the largest gemological entities in the world with laboratory facilities spanning four continents. Utilizing cutting-edge processes and proprietary technologies, along with a commitment to the highest ethical standards and practices, GSI provides manufacturers and retailers globally with a wide range of gemstone identification and grading services. The company is committed to advancing gemological research and offers gemological educational programs for trade professionals and the general public through its state-of-the-art research center.



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