GIA India Offers Knowledge Webinar on‘Navratna’





GIA India organised the knowledge Webinar ‘Navratna’for members of Delhi NCR Jewellers Committee in New Delhi. Around 25 participants attended this webinar to learn important information about the nine gemstones. To stay informed about GIA India’s upcoming Knowledge Webinars, call +91-22-68493960.


GIA India Instructor Jamsheed Dastoorshared insights about the nine gems that represent the celestial bodies of Indian astrology: Sun (ruby), Moon (pearl), Mercury (emerald), Mars (coral), Jupiter (yellow sapphire or topaz), Venus (diamond), Saturn (blue sapphire) and the rising (zircon or hessonite) and descending (cat’s-eye) nodes of the moon.


“GIA India conducted a very informative and engaging webinar on the topic, ‘Navratna’for our members,” said NareshDhingra, President, gemological Delhi NCR Jewellers Committee. “This knowledge webinar plays a pivotal role in acquiring gemmological information about the nine precious gemstones and will help the participants to build consumer trust and confidence. We are grateful to GIA India for their continued commitment to sharing knowledge and creating awareness through these webinars.”


“Navratnais quite an interesting topic from not just a gemogical perspective, but also due to the astrological importance in India,” said Apoorva Deshingkar, Senior Director – Sales, GIA India.“As a pioneer of gemological research, GIA is poised to share scientific knowledge about these nine gemstones so jewellers can communicate effectively with consumers. We are thankful to the Delhi NCR Jewellers Committee for their support in organising a knowledge webinar for the benefit of their members.”


“Informative and enriching webinars such as these constitute a part of GIA’s mission to ensure public trust in gems and jewellery,” said Sriram Natarajan, Managing Director of GIA India.“Equipped with the knowledge gained during this and several such webinars we’ve been conducting over the past year or so, jewellers can buy and sell with confidence. With the help of these webinars as well as our retail sales associate training programmes, gemologicalmembers of the gem and jewellery trade are building consumer trust and furthering the Institute’s mission.”




About GIA India

GIA India Laboratory Private Limited (‘GIA India’) is an independent subsidiary of the Gemological Institute of America, Inc. (‘GIA’). Established in 1931, GIA is recognised as the world’s foremost authority in gemmology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and, in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognised around the world as the standard for diamond quality.


Through research, education, gemmological laboratory services and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism. All of GIA’s activities are governed by its mission to serve the public. Visit GIA.edu or GIAindia.in.