CGA announces 2017 Gem Conference and Graduation


The Canadian Gemmological Association will host its 28th Annual Gem Conference and Graduation at Toronto’s National Club, from October 20–22.


This event will feature speakers from Canada, the United States and around the world. Some of the guests include: Richard Drucker, GG, President of Gemworld International Inc.; Eric Fritz, FGA, DGA, Manager of North America for the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A); and Jon C. Phillips, GG, CG, Divisional Manager for Corona Jewellery Company.


At the conference, grads will be celebrated, recieving their diplomas and academic awards. They will also be voted in as Fellows of the Canadian Gemmological Association (FCGmA).


Founded in 1958 by Dean S. M. Field, the Canadian Gemmological Association is a professional organization that has set the standard for excellence in the science and study of gemmology in Canada.


CGA’s courses provide training for gem and jewellery industry professionals and hobbyists, alike. The professional diploma program is recognized worldwide and was derived from the renowned British FGA courses. The professional courses are offered via several modes of study and successful students from each stream may be recognized and admitted as FCGmA.


The association represents its members in liaison with government in developing guidelines for the sale and marketing of diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls, and in the establishment of guidelines for gem and jewellery appraising in Canada.


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