Vancouver Events

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Gemmology Basics Theory Course

When: TBA
1-night a week for 12 weeks
Fees: $1,795.00
Place:  Classes held over Live and Interactive Zoom

The sessions will be live and interactive over zoom. Discussions and Q&As are encouraged for a more interactive learning. Participants will receive a statement of completion.

Gemmology Basics is for the person who is launching their career into the world of  jewellery or gem trading or who just wants to learn more about basic Gemmology.

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March 13, 2024 Webinar

When:  March 13, 2024
Time:  10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST
Where:  Zoom presentation
Topic: Tucson
Price:  This webinar is free for currently paid 2024 CGA Members and $25.00 CDN for members of the General Public.
Registration: Please e-mail the CGA Office at if you would like to attend.

Every year, tens of thousands of gem and mineral dealers, collectors, retailers, gemmologists, appraisers, and hobbyists descend on Tucson to catch up with the latest finds, surprises, sources, treatments, and curiosities. It’s also an opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues from around the world. In this presentation, we will explore one person’s experience of what Tucson had to offer in 2024.

There is a cost of $25.00 CDN for non-members.  As always CGA current paid 2024 members can attend for free.  Please e-mail the above link to register.  Mr. Parker is Vice-President of the Canadian Gemmological Association as well as Vice-President of Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers.

Accelerated Professional Gemmology

When: May 21, 2024 – August 22, 2024
Time:   10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Vancouver, BC

Become a qualified gemmologist in approx. 4 months. This course with be held via a combination of live interactive zoom classes and in class.  All lab portions will be in person in the classroom at UBC.
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