Vancouver June Meeting 2018

Mark your Calendars for Vancouver’s June Meeting


When:  Tuesday June 26, 2018
Time:    Doors open at 6:00 pm;  Meeting starts at 7:00 pm
Where: Vancouver Community College, 250 West Pender St. Vancouver – Room 163
Speaker: Duncan Parker
Topic:       Inclusions

On Tuesday June 26 we would like to welcome for the first time, speaking about Inclusions, our very own Vice President, Mr. Duncan Parker to our West Coast membership meeting.

Duncan has been a jewellery specialist for 30 years.  As well as being the Canadian Gemmological Association’s past President and current Vice President, he is currently Vice President at Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers.   He is also on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Jewellers Association.

As well as being past president of Jewellers Vigilance Canada, Duncan chaired the committees that prepared Canada’s Jewellery Appraisal Guidelines and the Guidelines with Respect to the Sale and Marketing of Diamonds, Coloured Gems and Pearls.  He has also worked with the Northwest Territories Government in preparation of the training programs for diamond workers.

On top of all of this Duncan as also written and taught gemmology, valuation, and jewellery history programs at the Canadian Gemmological Association, George Brown College and at the Life Institute at Ryerson University.

He also is a regular columnist on jewellery history and appraising for several journals.