Beyoncé and Jewelry Designer Lorraine Schwartz Create GIA Scholarship - @Beyonce

Beyoncé and Jewelry Designer Lorraine Schwartz Create GIA Scholarship

Beyoncé to select two scholarship recipients for
The Beyoncé Knowles-Carter x Lorraine Schwartz Scholarship
Applications accepted from March 1 through March 16

 Multi-talented performer, record producer and

philanthropist Beyoncé is teaming up with longtime friend and world-renowned jewelry designer

Lorraine Schwartz to award two members of the Black community the opportunity to earn the

most esteemed credentials in the industry. The global entertainer will personally select two

recipients from qualified applicants for The Beyoncé Knowles-Carter x Lorraine Schwartz GIA

Scholarship. The two scholarships award full tuition and paid expenses for GIA’s (Gemological

Institute of America) prestigious Graduate Gemologist® program through distance education.

Applications for the scholarship will be accepted from March 1 at 9:00am PST to March 16 at

11:59pm PST. For more information and to apply, visit


“It is an honor to have this scholarship in my name, but the best part is teaming up with my friend

Lorraine Schwartz to give two people an opportunity to learn,” said Beyoncé. “We both believe

that learning is constant. This is a chance to learn from the best, create generational wealth and

turn a love of gems into a career.”

Through a shared love of jewelry, Beyoncé and Lorraine’s friendship led to the formation of The

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter x Lorraine Schwartz GIA Scholarship. Lorraine gifted Beyoncé one of

the scholarships for her last birthday and GIA matched the funds for a second scholarship. It is

truly the gift that keeps on giving – awarding two talented people the opportunity to transform

their gem and jewelry aspirations into a reality.

“This scholarship is a homage to Beyoncé for the inspiration she's given me throughout my career,”

said Lorraine. “It’s about the love formed from relationships and knowing that at the end of the

day, we are all the same. Now I have the opportunity to bring that inspiration full circle and show

the community the endless possibilities that are in this industry, especially for Black


GIA’s Graduate Gemologist® program combines the beauty of gemstones with the science and

technical skills needed for students to gain comprehensive knowledge of diamonds and colored

stones. Throughout the program, students learn practical skills to evaluate diamonds using the 4Cs

(color, clarity, cut, and carat weight), the International Diamond Grading SystemTM, and the

Colored Stone Grading System.

“What makes a career in the jewelry industry so special is that it is the culmination of art, science

and business fused together in a passionate industry that is grounded in community,” said Susan

Jacques, GIA president and CEO. “A Graduate Gemologist® diploma provides students the skills

they need to succeed in this industry and opens doors for networking opportunities to expand their

relationships critical for success.”

GIA is a nonprofit institution committed to protecting and educating the public in the field of

gems and jewelry. GIA created the standards used in gemstone evaluation around the world –

including the 4Cs of Diamond Quality and the GIA 7 Pearl Value FactorsTM. Fueled by the

research done in GIA’s world-class laboratories, the education division translates in-depth

knowledge into practical skills to teach and train the next generation of jewelry leaders and

professionals. Learn more about GIA education.

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