Monday, March 02, 2015

FAQ - Industry Regulation

Industry Regulation, Credentials, Ethics

Q. Is the CGA the body that governs the practices of the jewellery stores and jewellers operating in Canada? If it isn't, could you please provide the name of the appropriate association?

Q. I am searching for a gemmologist in (a given city). Can you please help?

Q. I am requesting confirmation that xxxxx xxxxx is a recognized gemmologist in Toronto.

Q. I would like to confirm the good standing of xxxxxx Jewellers, because I am planning to sell them a diamond and want to confirm their legitimacy.

How do I know whether someone is qualified?

How do I know whether a gemmologist is a qualified, active Fellow of the Canadian Gemmological Association?

What standards should I expect a person or organization selling gems to adhere to?