The Gemological Institute of America, also known as GIA, is a non-profit institute with headquarters located in California, United States. It was established in 1931 in Los Angeles. The institute is famous for gem identification and grading services. The GIA grants several diplomas in vocational-type programs at its Carlsbad campus and at its satellite campuses located in Culver City and New York. It also operates several international locations.
GIA's student body is diverse and impressive. It includes many international students. There are also many student clubs and organizations on campus. The quarterly publication of GIA is called "Gems & Gemology."
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