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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

GIA’s Renowned Jewellery Career Fair London - April 23 at Goldsmiths’ Centre

GIA’s Renowned Jewellery Career Fair Comes to London
Recruiters and job seekers can connect on April 23 at Goldsmiths’ Centre

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) brings the gem and jewellery industry’s premier career event, the GIA Jewellery Career Fair, to the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London on April 23, 2018 for the first time in Europe. Since 1991, GIA’s Jewellery Career Fair has offered those interested in starting or furthering a career in the gem and jewellery industry the unique opportunity to hear from leading industry professionals, receive one-on-one career coaching from experienced insiders, and discuss job opportunities with recruiters from companies across the industry who are looking to hire. The event is free and open to the public; anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register before the event at

Registration will open for GIA’s London Jewellery Career Fair at 12:30 p.m., the event will kick off at 1:00 p.m. and go until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23. Recruiting and one-on-one career coaching will take place from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Michael Wainwright, managing director of Boodles; Nadja Swarovski, member of the executive board of Swarovski; and Mike Asscher, vice president of Royal Asscher, will provide insight during the panel discussion “Job Success in Today’s Market” at the London Jewellery Career Fair on April 23.

Industry leaders Mike Asscher, vice president of renowned diamond house Royal Asscher; Nadja Swarovski, member of the executive board of Swarovski, the world’s leading creator of crystal jewellery; and Michael Wainwright, managing director of Boodles, the family-owned luxury jeweller and jewellery designer group founded in 1798, will open the event with a panel discussion “Job Success in Today’s Market” moderated by Mehdi Saadian, director of GIA’s London school.

Following the panel discussion, attendees will be able to meet one-on-one with industry coaches offering insight and advice on how to make one’s way in any facet of the trade. In addition, recruiters from companies including luxury retailers BVLGARI, KARIA Ltd. and Louis Vuitton will be available, with numerous positions to offer.

“We are thrilled to bring GIA’s Jewellery Career Fair to London. This one-of-a-kind event connects aspiring gem and jewellery professionals, as well as those looking to make a career change, with insight and diverse networking opportunities for success in the industry,” said Kathryn Kimmel, GIA senior vice president and chief marketing officer, and co-founder of the GIA Jewellery Career Fair. “In addition to finding careers, job seekers can find inspiration and learn from the experiences of the accomplished professionals speaking at the event.”

GIA hosted its first Jewellery Career Fair in 1991 in Santa Monica, California, USA. Since then, the event has expanded and linked gem and jewellery companies with future employees at more than 60 events in India, Las Vegas, New York, GIA World Headquarters in Carlsbad and now London. For more information visit

About GIA
An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and, in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognized around the world as the standard for diamond quality.

Through research, education, gemological laboratory services and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism. Visit
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