Broad Career Possibilities Available at GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair

A recruiter from Tiffany & Co speaking with a potential candidate at a previous GIA Jewelry Career Fair in New York.

More than 50 companies, 25 career coaches and industry experts on hand 

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Feb. 25, 2019 – The GIA Jewelry Career Fair, March 8 at the Javits Center in New York, offers an abundance of career opportunities in the global gem and jewelry industry. More than 50 companies will be recruiting for positions in all areas of the industry from staff gemologists to jewelry designers to buyers and more, as well as many management-level positions with well-known brands. Job seekers will also be able to connect one-on-one with professionals for career advice and hear from industry veterans and newcomers during the opening panel, “Job Success in Today’s Market.”

The event kicks off with a panel moderated by GIA President and CEO Susan Jacques featuring leading executives and a recent GIA graduate. Lisa Bridge, president and CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler; Caryl Capeci, president of Hearts On Fire; Timothy B. Matthews, president and CEO of Jewelry Television; Lisa Nikfarjam, president of Lisa Nik Inc.; and Daniel Wisner, assistant technical designer at Alexis Bittar will share their thoughts and experience on what is needed to succeed in today’s market.

“For more than 25 years, GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair has provided a unique opportunity for job seekers to meet face-to-face with influential companies and experienced industry leaders who can greatly impact their careers,” said Kathryn Kimmel, GIA executive vice president and chief marketing officer and one of the founders of the GIA Jewelry Career Fair.

Career Fair attendees can connect with recruiters from companies such as David Yurman, London Jewelers, Tiffany & Co., The Rapaport Group, The Real Real, Oscar Heyman, Richline Group and many more. In addition, attendees can learn how to advance their careers by meeting with one of the 25 career coaches who cover 13 different areas of the industry.

This year’s GIA Jewelry Career Fair coincides with the JA New York Spring Show.

Additional GIA Jewelry Career Fairs will also be held in London on Friday, April 5 and then in Carlsbad, California on Friday, Oct. 11. For more information and to register, visit Follow @GIANews #JewelryJobs for updates. 

For press inquiries, please contact Nellie Barnett at [email protected] or +1 760-603-4184.


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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