GIG Education is the key to open the doors within the

Gulf Institute of Gemology was founded with the aim of creating a new gateway to the world of gemology and the Jewelry industry. Today GIG is the GCC’s most trusted name in Gemological and Luxury Education.

Whether you’re starting a new career or looking to advance your current one, GIG education is the key that opens the doors within the industry.

We prepare every student for a successful and rewarding career in the gems and jewelry field.

We teach the latest knowledge and time-tested skills using cutting-edge research and technology. Professionalism and integrity are at the heart of all that we do so we provide our students with the expertise required to operate at the highest ethical and professional standards.

Gemology, Jewelry History, Jewelry Design, Marketing leverage tools for gemstones and jewels, management of creativity are only few examples of what GIG education covers.

At the heart of GIG education are the following guiding principles:

Research: we design our educational programs based on the latest research and leading technology. GIG Research Department is one of the most important in the world.

Relevance: we teach the necessary balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Theory is important, but we want our students to apply what they have learned both to the comfort of a desk and to the headlights of an off-road vehicle in the middle of the jungle.

Leadership: we empower our graduates to become industry leaders who act ethically and honestly, meeting the occupational demands of the global gem and jewelry industry.

Sustainability: through ongoing support, our graduates are encouraged to grow continuously as confident, skilled and successful professionals.

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Fabio Damico, Chief Executive Officer

“I can easily compare our Gem Lab to and Research Department to a spaceship. We can explore the unknown, we can easily face all the modern market challenges and, most important, win them.”

Lisa Greggio, Gemological Laboratory

“I never thought that my passion and experience for meteorites would play a
decisive role in GIG. Here we have widened the range of the Laboratory activity bringing the limits beyond the normal gemological context.”

Maya Musa, Research Department Director.

“Gemology has to be a science, not just a discipline. As gemologists have to be scientists. This is the future of gemology. Future that is already the present in GIG.”

Evanghelia Kountouraki , Luxury Academy Director

“I prepare the students to the most difficult challenge: life. The jewelery trade is a jungle, and all my students have to know not only how to survive, but also I to be a guide for others.”

Sharifa Al Badi, Press Officer

“The first time I walked in GIG, I saw immediately the true heart of it: technology, professionalism and passion, the perfect mix. My daily challenge is to communicate it.”