Sunday, September 24, 2017


3 day Mastervaluer Workshop

  Announcement: Master Valuer Workshop now being taught at the CGA!

Distance Education students of the Master Valuer Program
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The CGA is offering a 3 day workshop  in Toronto for the Distance Education student of the Master Valluer program.. This 3 day workshop will give distance education  students the practical component for their course needed to complete the Master Valuer appraisal program. 

The first session will be offered  November 13-15, 2017.

Diamond Grading Course January 2018

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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.

Read more: Diamond Grading Course January 2018

CGA Conference reminder

Early Bird Pricing held over until October 13, 2017. Don't miss out on this great deal. Register now!

October 20-22, 2017
The National Club .               

303 Bay Street

Toronto, ON 
M5H 2R1 .                           

Conference topics include:  Diamonds in Canada, synthetic diamonds, tourmalines, emeralds and much much more. Speakers from Canada, USA and Scotland.

Lots of opportunities to meet others in the industry, have great food, talks and some fun.  
Graduates this is your event. Come celebrate with your new Association.

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Pre Exam Lab


sapphireAn 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: January 8 - January 12, 2018 
 CGA student $675.00/non-student $845.00 

Pre Exam Lab Registration Form

Tucson 2017


Some of the Canadians seen in Tucson this year

AGM 2017

CGA  AGM 2017
Saturday evening October 21, 2017
The National Club
303 Bay Street, Toronto, ON  M5H 2R1


The CGA's 2017 Annual General Meeting of members will be  held in conjunction with the end-of-year graduation ceremony and dinner at  the National Club in downtown Toronto. 


Graduation 2016

Graduation Ceremonies  held  in Toronto and Vancouver welcomed our recent graduates as Fellows of the CGA!Graduates 8x6 fox-2

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.

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 Pictured on the left are the graduates from Vancouver

 Congratulation to all!

A wonderful evening- Toronto Graduation

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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.

A Wonderful Time in Vancouver

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in Vancouver.

What a great weekend in Vancouver!

This was truly a time for our graduates and members to learn, network and celebrate! A special thank you to our amazing speakers.

Announcing Calgary General Interest Courses

New teaching location for General Interest Courses announced.

Calgary Rock and Lapidary club  NEW 
Bay #13 – 3650, 19th Street NE, Calgary AB         clip-art-book
Classes taught by a CGA Graduate

Talking Diamonds
 Sunday, January 15th,   9.30am- 3pm                      
This 5-hour course provides practical easy to understand essential information about diamonds.  It is intended for anyone interested in learning more about these fascinating gems.  Learn about diamond formation,..... read more about  talking diamonds on our General Interest course page
Gem Appreciation
Sunday, February 12th, 9.30am-3.00pm

Once possessed by only the powerful, gems are now available to almost anyone who wants them. This 5-hour course explores the nature of gemstones and their timeless allure, and investigates why it's more important than ever to know a little before buying.   Read more on our General Interest course page General Interest Course page

cost of classes-Talking diamonds -$149
                     Gem Appreciaation-$149

Contact the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register  for classes in Calgary and Toronto.

Fall Graduation 2016 -Toronto


Toronto Graduation Ceremony and Gala Dinner

Friday October 21, 2016 
The National Club

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.
Register now for this event Registration for Toronto Grad Dinner