Friday, June 23, 2017

Monthly Meetings

Meeting picsMonthly meetings provide an informal environment for members share the latest news and to show off recent acquisitions.

Membership Meetings Now in Vancouver

                      Meeting Flyer
When: Thursday June 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Where:
 Vancouver Community College, 250 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC, Room 163 
Speaker:
 Derek Jackson FCGmA, RMV 


All members, students and guests are invited to join us for this informative evening.  Please join us for networking at 6:30 pm and our presentation begins at 7:00

 

June 2017 - Monthly Meeting

Pot luck food 4When: Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 6:30 P.M.
Where:
CGA Classroom, Lower Concourse, 55 Queen Street East, Toronto
Topic:
Summer Social and Pot-luck

All members and students are invited to attend our traditional 'welcome to summer' social and potluck evening to network and chat about all things gemmological.

Please note our one hour earlier start time to accommodate our hungry tummies.

Read more: June 2017 - Monthly Meeting

Nov 2016 - Monthly Meeting

IntarsiaJMcKercherTopic: What's New in Assembled Stones
When: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Where:
CGA Classroom, 55 Queen St East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto
Speaker:
Jennifer McKercher FCGmA, FGA

Learn about the history and identification of traditional assembled stones. Jennifer McKercher FCGmA FGA, who has been teaching with the CGA since 2005, has been researching the latest trends in doublets. Discover some of the exceptional composite gemstones that are being produced today. 

Share your own stories about unusual imitations and come to examine some surprising specimens.

All members, students and guests are invited to join us for this informative evening.  Please join us for coffee and networking at 7:00 pm and our presentation begins at 7:30

 

March Monthly meeting 2017

Scott ClevelyMark your Calendars for our Toronto March Monthly Meeting!

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Where:
 CGA Classroom, 55 Queen St East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto
Speaker: Scott Clevely
TopicSmartphone Video Marketing 


To show entrepreneurs and small businesses owners how to market themselves online as experts in their field, using video that they can shoot with their smartphones.
Many entrepreneurs and small businesses owners are struggling to find ways to stand out in their competitive fields, so they can generate the income they need.  They’ve heard from social media gurus that they must start producing video content and posting it on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  
Many think it’ll cost too much, or they don’t have enough time, it’s too complicated, they don’t know what they would say or they have a fear of being on camera, and putting themselves out there.  It’s important for them to know that there’s a way to overcome these obstacles by producing marketing videos with their smartphones, and this seminar shows them how.

Come join us for this slightly different meeting topic but one that is no less relevant for our industry.

February 2017 Monthly Meeting

Periodic Table of CookiesMark your Calendars for our Toronto February Monthly Meeting!

Speaker: David Bellamy
When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Where:
 CGA Classroom, 55 Queen St East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto
Topic: Organics
                           
 
David Bellamy has been in the teaching profession for the last 30+ years, most of which have been spent at North Toronto Collegiate Institute where he has taught Sciences at the grade 9 and 10 levels, and Biology as well as Earth & Space Science at the grade 11 and 12 levels.  
He has been collecting rocks and minerals off and on since the age of 10 when his aunt gave him a rock collection.The collection contained specimens of quartz, granite, shale, and slate, among other things, 
Thus began a collecting odyssey which has grown into frenzy over the last 25 years, resulting in a sizeable collection of just about anything you can imagine.  He has also been an avid collector of frog figurines for the last several years such that frogs have become his trademark.
He is also an avid traveller.  So far, his travels have been in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Madagascar, the south-western US, Italy, the Vatican, Iceland and most recently, Cuba. Where he plans to go in the summer of 2017 has yet to be determined.

 

January Monthly meeting 2017

Australia Boulder Opal fox 1p5x1p5Mark your Calendars for our Toronto January Monthly Meeting!

When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Where:
 CGA Classroom, 55 Queen St East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto
Speaker: Karen Fox


Opal can be spectacularly beautiful and often commands impressive market prices, yet is a surprisingly common geological material.

Join us for a look at the nature of opal and tag along on an expedition through the Australian outback to visit some of the most famous opal deposits in the world. We’ll go underground at Lightning Ridge, home of superb black opal; buy “Yowah Nuts” in Queensland; chase kangeroos and emus thru the boulder opal fields, and noodle for opal on the mullock heaps at Coober Pedy.  This experience vividly displays the hospitality (and individuality) of Australia’s miners and the beauty of her landscape and favourite  gemstone.

September 2016 - Monthly Meeting

Gems Loupe ForWeb lr 601x377Topic:Looking at Summer Treasures
When: Wed, September 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Where:
CGA Classroom, 55 Queen St East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto

Welcome back to our Toronto monthly meetings!

What did you find on your excursions this summer? 

Bring all those treasures in and share with other gemmologists.  Tell what you know or maybe you are looking for information about your treasure?  You may find some answers from your fellow members. 
Are you looking to sell or buy some gems-this may be a good opportunity to make the contacts.

We all love looking at gems, so it is always a fun night when we show and tell about our own gems.

June 2016 - Monthly Meeting

Pot luck food 4When: Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 6:30 P.M.
Where:
CGA Classroom, Lower Concourse, 55 Queen Street East, Toronto
Topic:
Summer Social and Pot-luck

All members and students are invited to attend our traditional 'welcome to summer' social and potluck evening to network and chat about all things gemmological.

Please note our one hour earlier start time to accommodate our hungry tummies.

Read more: June 2016 - Monthly Meeting

April 2016 - Monthly Meeting

KarenHTopic: Period Jewellery - A Brief Look Through History
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Where:
CGA Classroom, 55 Queen St East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto
Speaker:
Karen Howard FCGmA, RMV, CAP(CJA)

Period Jewellery-A brief walk through History

Do you know what events, designers and gems contributed to designs of jewellery of past eras. Join Karen Howard as she takes us on a brief walk through jewellery from Georgian times through 1930's. 

Karen Howard is owner of KC Appraisals in Guelph and is currently the CGA Executive Committe Chairperson as well as an instructior for CGA advanced and general interest courses.

All members, students and guests are invited to join us for this informative evening.  Please join us for coffee and networking at 7:00 pm and our presentation begins at 7:30

 

May 2016 - Monthly Meeting

Duncan 72 dpiTopic: FAIR MARKET VALUE
When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Where: CGA Classroom, Lower Concourse, 55 Queen Street East, Toronto
Speaker: Duncan Parker FGA, FCGmA

Join us at our May monthly meeting to hear Duncan Parker, Jewellery Specialist and Vice President of Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers present "Fair Market Value" an examination of auction and the establishment of value for a particular market.  Duncan is also Past President of the CGA and is currently CGA Vice President. 

We welcome all our members, students and guests to join us for this informative evening. Coffee and networking starts at 7pm and our presentation begins at 7:30 pm

 

 

March 2016 - Monthly Meeting

Trivia-NightTopic: GEM TRIVIA NIGHT!
When:
Wednesday March 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Where:
CGA Classroom, Lower Concourse, 55 Queen Street East, Toronto

Have the midwinter blues?  Come blow them away with a fun filled evening of Gem Trivia.  It's easy to play and we promise not one refractive index in the game.  Do you know gems mentioned in songs? gems in the movies?  silly little facts about gems?  Well then you can play!! Join us and play as a team or keep the win to yourself and play alone.  Prizes for high scores and lower scores too.  Enjoy a relaxed evening of fun and you never know you still might learn something too!!

All members, students and guests are welcome to join this fun evening of GEM TRIVIA!!! Coffee and networking starts at 7 pm and we start play at 7:30.  Come early to claim a seat or table.  Mark your calendar now for this carefree and fun evening!