Awards and Competitions

The Canadian Gemmologist Association is pleased to offer these unique opportunities for acknowledgement and service



The Canadian Gemmological Association Diamond Award

This annual award has been created to bring attention to those who have made significant contributions through influence and support to Canadian Gemmology.

The Canadian Gemmological Association Diamond Award
The Canadian Gemmological Association Diamond Award Nomination Form

Mr. Alan Hodgkinson is the 2018 winner of the inaugural Diamond Award.

Second Annual Emerging Artist Design Competition

The Canadian Gemmological Association is excited to announce our 2nd annual emerging artist design competition.

Canadian Gemmological Association Design Competition

Yiwei Zhang is a student of George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario.  She placed first in our first ever Jewellery Design Contest.  Her winning design was a Neckpiece entitled “Sprout Spring”.

Jackie Zheng is a student of Vancouver Community College in Vancouver, British Columbia. His Bracelet entitled “Autumn Melody” helped Jackie place second.


Alexandro Gage took third place with his Pendant “After Picasso”. Alexandro is also a student at Vancouver Community College in Vancouver.


Honorable mention to Charlize Nhung from OCAD University in Ontario for her Locket Pendant entitled “Element Of Canada”