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Jewellery Associate Gemmology Specialist Program

When: September 21, 2021 – May 17, 2022
Time:   6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Where: CGA Classroom, 55 Queen St East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto

Cannot take the 4 month course, then this is the course for you.  This is the first year of our two year part time course.

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September 29, 2021 Webinar

When:  September 29, 2021
Time:  10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST
Where:  Zoom presentation
Topic: Duncan Parker is will be discussing Assembled Gems
Registration:  info@canadiangemmological.com – This is a Members Only Webinar.

The different combinations of natural and synthetic material that can make up assembled stones is endless. Join Duncan as he discusses tips and tricks for recognizing assembled stones, and what to keep an eye out for.  Mr. Parker is Vice-President of the Canadian Gemmological Association as well as Vice-President of Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers.  This webinar is only open to Members of the CGA this month.

Gem Appreciation

Date: October 9, 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (5 hours plus half-hour lunch break)
Location: CGA Classroom, 55 Queen St East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto

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.

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Introduction To Gem Identification

Date: October 30 & 31, 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (10 hours plus half-hour lunch breaks)
Location: CGA Classroom, 55 Queen St East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto

This 10-hour, 2-day, hands-on course, stresses the “how to” of gem identification. Building on the visual inspection skills acquired in Gem Appreciation, we investigate other physical and optical properties that help identify the natural, synthetic and imitation gems found in modern and antique jewellery.

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CGA ½ Day Virtual Conference

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Venue: Held over Zoom

Half day Conference that will have National and International speakers.
The time is 10 am to 2 pm PST /1 pm to 5 pm EST.  Registration is required to attend.

Online Registration Form:  Link To Online Registration Form
Hard Copy Registration Form:  Link To Hard Copy Registration Form 

Talking Diamonds

Date: November 13, 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm (5 hours plus half-hour lunch break)
Location: CGA Classroom, 55 Queen St East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto

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.

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Understanding Diamond Imitations

Date: November 27 & 288, 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (6 hours plus one-hour lunch break)
Location: CGA Classroom, 55 Queen St East, Lower Concourse #105, Toronto

This 12-hour (2 day) course will help the student to recognize the physical and optical properties of diamonds, synthetic diamonds and diamonds imitations.

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