Gemmological Institute of China University of Geo-sciences, established with the approval of Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources of P.R.china, is an institution of higher education to cultivate jewelry professional talents, promote jewelry technology and serve jewelry industry.


History of GIC


First GIC Gemologist Diploma in China was issued by Gemmological Institute of China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). It is the first gemological education certificate issued in China. Gemological Quality Supervision and Inspection Center in Hubei Province was established



Commenced undergraduate education programs



Commenced enrolling undergraduate students



Commenced enrolling postgraduate students



Commenced enrolling doctoral students. Established the first doctoral program in gemology

Successfully held 29th International Gemological Conference



Established Wuhan Jewelry Productivity Promotion Center



Established Vocational School of Academic Jewelry



Won the honor of Brand Specialty of Hubei Provincial



Permitted by the Ministry of Education to award degree of Masters of Fine Art (MFA)



Approved as the Hubei Province level I key subjects unit



Officially founded Jewelry Inheritance and Innovation Development Research Center of Hubei Key Research Base for Humanities and Social Sciences, and launched Wuhan • Chinese Gem Valley Project in October of the same year



Signed cooperation agreement with internationally renowned gemological training institute, HRD Antwerp, and established HRD Antwerp Qualified Diamond Grader Course. The same year, the institute was selected as Vice Director Committee Member of Metal Technics Professional Committee of China Arts and Crafts Association.


Academic Units

College focuses on undergraduate education in gommological direction since 1994 and then become to be the first institution to have independent under graduate course, master, doctor in jewelry professional disciplines, building to the complete jewelry degree education that train various kinds of high-level jewelry professionals. At present, the college set up two undergraduate professional-Gemology and Material Technology(National characteristic specialty ) and Products Design(Jewelry Direction); four master degree course -Gommology, Materials Engineering(Gem material), Design and Art design; one PHD course for Gommology. The Design is the key subject in Hubei Province and the jewelry inheritance and innovation center is key research base of humanities and social science in Hubei Province.