Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Wednesday August 1, 2018
Lower concourse, 55 Queen Street E
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Interested in Studying Gemmology?
Please join us for an information session at our classroom. Meet some of our instructors who will be able to answer all your questions about our various part time and full time courses.
The Canadian Gemmological Association, (CGA) invites applications for full-time and part time teaching positions beginning February 2018:
The Canadian Gemmological Association was founded in 1958. Since its inception, the CGA has provided top-tier training in gemmological education. Programs and activities cater not only to those directly involved in, or planning to enter the gem and jewellery industry, but also to individuals and hobbyists seeking a better appreciation of gems, or possible new career opportunities within gemmology.
Register Now! for the next Session
January 29-Feb 2, 2018
Canadian Diamond Grading Course
An intensive, hands-on course which will provide knowledge and skill in the grading of colourless, round brilliant cut diamonds. Please note: this course focuses on the diamond grading process, not the identification of diamond and/or its simulants. All necessary major equipment is provided, but students should bring their own pocket instruments (which are available at reasonable cost on-site). Required course textbook may purchased separately. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 students.
None. For individuals without any gemmological or trade background it is highly recommended that they first take the Talking Diamonds course.
An optional 5-day Pre-Examination Lab Course is offered in Toronto prior to each examination session, based on demand. This lab session in gem identification and instrument use is primarily intended for CGA registered students who wish extra practice in preparation for the professional-level practical examination, but other qualified individuals may be accepted.
The focus of the week is to give students as many gemstones as possible for viewing and identification, to become comfortable with the instruments and to devote extra time and support to areas of weak understanding. A qualified gemmologist with teaching experience will supervise.
Schedule: 5-days, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Next Session: TBA
Fees: CGA student $675.00/non-student $845.00
Pre Exam Lab Registration Form
Graduation Ceremonies held in Toronto and Vancouver welcomed our recent graduates as Fellows of the CGA!
Pictured on the right are the graduates that were able to be in Toronto.
Thank you to Karen Fox for taking photos including the one seen here.
Pictured on the left are the graduates from Vancouver
Congratulation to all!
Toronto Graduation Ceremony and Gala Dinner
Thank you to our guest speaker Paul McClure BFA MA.
A wonderful evening was had at the Toronto Graduation dinner at the National club on Friday October 21, 2016.
Pictured here are the graduates that were able to be in Toronto. Thank you to Karen Fox for taking photos including the one seen here.