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									Gemological Institute of America
                                            Contact: Laura Simanton, 760.603.4112
                                                      Laura.simanton@gia.edu.

                                                     Jessica Sachariason, 760.603.4197
                                                     Jessica.sachariason@gia.edu

                   Why Attend the GIA Jewelry Career Fair?
                      Here’s what you’ll find and what you’ll get

CARLSBAD, Calif., - July 1, 2008 - The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has
announced the agenda for the 18th GIA Jewelry Career Fair being held at the Jacob Javits
Center in New York City on Friday, July 25, 2008.

The jewelry industry’s premier recruiting event will include over 35 companies who are
seeking employees to fill a number of available positions at the Career Fair. Leading
companies attending this event include David Yurman, Oscar Heyman, Tiffany & Co.,
and Zale Corp.

The gem and jewelry industry considers GIA Jewelry Career Fair much more than a
traditional job fair – it’s an all-embracing event that includes expert speakers and
panelists, one-on-one mentoring, networking and workshops. Job seekers can learn how
to present themselves, their ideas, and their qualifications compellingly and
competitively. The schedule for the all-day event includes:

       Working to Win Panel
         o Career Fair will begin as jewelry industry executives from Christie’s
             Americas, Borsheims, Lieberfarb and LAGOS share secrets and tips about
             how to create success in the industry, with personal stories and real-life
             illustrations.

       Career Coaching
          o Career coaching presents a remarkable opportunity for job-seekers to work
              with successful industry leaders – 27 in total. Mentors will work one-on-
              one with participants to help sharpen their focus and offer career guidance
              based on experience, training and personality.
        Immigration Law Workshop
           o The GIA Jewelry Career Fair offers legal representatives who will provide
              advice on how to acquire a work visa and apply cultural knowledge to a
              position in the United States.

        Moving From Dream to Reality
          o A panel of up-and-coming industry elite leaders will share their career
              experiences and how to achieve similar success.

        Jewelry Design: One Passion, Many Paths
           o Some of the industry’s most creative designers share how they are creating
               lasting and lucrative careers in the creative side of jewelry.

        Marketing Yourself for Success
          o Participants can learn job-hunt fundamentals that will have them stand out
              from other job seekers and get noticed by employers.

The GIA Jewelry Career Fair in New York will take place on Friday, July 25 from 9 a.m.
– 3 p.m. at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, prior to the JA Show. The fair is free and
open to anyone interested in a career in gems and jewelry.

Employers who would like to recruit at this year’s Career Fair may contact GIA’s Career
Services office at 800-421-7250, ext. 4195, or e-mail Dani Oliver at dani.oliver@gia.edu.

Job seekers may call GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair hotline at 800-421-7250, ext. 4100, or e-
mail at careerfair@gia.edu. For more information visit, www.careerfair.gia.edu.

Career Fair was founded by GIA and The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California.
The Nielsen Jewelry Group is the prime sponsor of the New York Career Fair.


About GIA:
An independent nonprofit organization, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is recognized as the world's
foremost authority in gemology. Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most
respected gemological education available. Early in the 1950s, GIA invented the famous Four Cs of Color, Cut,
Clarity and Carat Weight. In 1953, the Institute created the International Diamond Grading System™ which,
today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.

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. GIA can be found on the web at www.gia.edu. Media queries contact:
Laura Simanton 760-603-4112 or Jessica Sachariason 760-603-4197.

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