Monday, June 26, 2017


Gary Roskin - Keynote Speaker

Roskin imgGary Roskin, Graduate Gemologist (GIA), FGA, author, and journalist will open CGA's Gem Conference 2015 as Saturday morning keynote speaker.

 Roskin is one of the world's most highly regarded authorities in the art and science of diamond grading, is currently host of the Roskin Gem News Report, and is Former Gemstone Editor for JCK Magazine. In 2002, he was nominated for the Accredited Gemologist Association Antonio Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology, and in 2001 was the recipient of ISA's Media Award for his feature story entitled, "Bad Appraising Lands Good Jeweler in Court". In all, he has been recognized for many valuable articles and will have fascinating perspectives to share with his audience in October.

The event will be held October 16-18, 2015 at the Terminal City Club in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

To see a preliminary schedule and list of speakers confirmed to date, and to find advance hotel booking information, visit our conference page.

Inaugural Mallorca GemQuest Conference

Mallorca front page3April 18th - 20th, 2015
El Cid Hotel
C'an Pastilla
Mallorca, Spain

With the enticing words "Sea, Sun, Sand and Gemmology", the all new Mallorca GemQuest conference beckons gemmologists to join internationally renowned speakers for a two-day conference followed by a full day tour of the wonderful island of Mallorca.

The Canadian Gemmological Association is proud to be a Sapphire-level sponsor of this new event. CGA members should check recent emails or contact the office to take advantage of a fantastic member benefit.

Read more: Inaugural Mallorca GemQuest Conference

Wonders Within Gemstones II

Wonders within Gemstones II Cover

Anthony de Goutière, CGA member and long-time contributor to the Association, has released a followup book to his original Wonders Within Gemstones published in 1996. Once again, his stunning photomicrographs of inclusions and surface features in gemstones will impress and educate.

Read more: Wonders Within Gemstones II

New Pearl Newsletter Fills a Gap

Elisabeth Strack, author of the book PEARLS, has started publication of a new Pearl Newsletter entitled MARGARITOLOGIA. The title name denotes the science of pearls.

Read more: New Pearl Newsletter Fills a Gap