Scintillating Sirius Star Diamond is the New Face of the Canadian Gemmological Association


September 12, 2017

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scintillating Sirius Star Diamond is the New Face of the Canadian Gemmological Association

The Canadian Gemmological Association (CGA) announced today that one of the world’s brightest cut diamonds is the new face of the association. The 88 inclined faceted Sirius Star Octagon Diamond from Embee Diamonds will be used in all the new branding for the CGA.

“We are excited because the Sirius Star Octagon represents the very best in diamond cutting worldwide and now it will be used as the new face of our association,” said Donna Hawrelko, President of the CGA.

Regular round brilliant diamonds contain only 58 facets while the Sirius Star boasts 88 facets of scintillation. The masterpiece diamonds are cut in Canada using the latest in diamond cutting technology.

“This partnership with the CGA really showcases excellence in the gem and jewellery business for Canada,” said Mike Botha, President of Embee Diamonds.

The partnership with Embee Diamonds is a shining example of how promoting new innovations are at the centre of the industry.

The unveiling of the new partnership will take place at the CGA Gem Conference in Toronto on October 20-22, 2017. Registration for the event and program information can be found on their website:

About the CGA Founded in 1958, 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 courses provide training for gem and jewellery industry professionals and enthusiasts alike. The professional diploma (FCGmA) program is recognized worldwide. The CGA 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.

About Embee Diamonds Mike Botha established Embee Diamond Technologies in1998. The company is an authoritative diamond design, polishing and finishing source in Canada. Embee Diamond Technologies operates a diamond cutting and polishing atelier in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.


To contact The Canadian Gemmological Association OR Embee Diamonds for further information:

Canadian Gemmological Association

Tel: 647•466•2436



Embee Diamonds

Tel: 306•763•3388