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Diamond and Diamond Imitations (NEW)
Tues Aug 23 and Wed Aug 24, 2016
Sat Oct 15 and Sun Oct 16, 2016
Thurs Aug 11, 2016
Sat Sept 24, 2016
Sat Nov 19, 2016
Intro to Gem ID
Sat Aug 20 and Sun Aug 21, 2016
Sat Nov 26 and Sun Nov 27, 2016
Wed Aug 10, 2016
Sat Oct 22, 2016
Sat Dec 10, 2016
Please note that the CGA office will be closed on Canada Day - Friday July 1, 2016
We wish all our members and students a very Happy Canada Day. The CGA will be closed and reopen on Monday July 4th at 9:00 am.
Introducing our NEW Master Valuer Jewellery Appraisal Course!
The CGA is proud to announce that The Master Valuer Jewellery Appraisal Course is now being offered in Toronto. This 90 hour in class program is currently being offered over seven weekends. The Master Valuer Course is a comprehensive appraisal course which includes learning the approved methodology for writing professional appraisals of all types including insurance, estate, donation and probate. Course begins August 6 and finishes November 13, 2016 Please see our events calendar to view the weekends for this course.
The Master Valuer designation is recognized by the Canadian Jewelers Association as fulfilling their appraisal educational requirements to enable their members to be awarded the Accredited Appraiser (AAP) designation.
Instructor: Karen Howard FCGmA, RMV, AAP(CJA) has been the owner and appraiser of KC Appraisals for the past 14 years.
Please contact the office for additional information and registration.
Introducing our NEW Diamond and Diamond Imitations Course!
With our newest course be able to identify diamonds and diamond imitations and understand the procedures used to identify diamond and its imitations based on the physical and optical properties of the stones.
Register now for this 2 day (12 hour) course offered on Tues Aug 23 and Wed Aug 24, 2016. Class size is limited. Next class will be Sat and Sun October 15 and 16, 2016.
Don't miss this opportunity to start Spring with learning more about diamonds. To learn more, visit our General Interest course page.
Mark your calendars now for these exciting fall CGA events!
Mark your fall calendars now for these two exciting CGA events!
The Toronto Graduation Ceremony and Gala Dinner will be held Friday October 21, 2016 at The National Club with Guest Speaker Paul McClure BFA MA. Paul is a professor and program coordinator for Jewellery Studies at George Brown College in Toronto and in 2015 he was the recipient of the Saidye Bronfman Award, a Governor General’s Award, Canada’s foremost distinction for excellence in the visual arts.
Vancouver will host a one day Grad Gemmology Conference on Saturday October 29, 2016 at The Terminal City Club with one of the Guest Speakers being Dr. Lee Groat, Professor, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Director, Integrated Sciences at the University of British Columbia.
Additional information and registration for both events will be posted shortly but do mark your calendars now!