Idar-Oberstein, a journey to the fabled gem cutting centre

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With the 2017 Tucson Gem Show just around the corner, the anticipation and excitement of seeing the worlds beautiful gems is in the air. As I pack my bags for this annual pilgrimage, I reflect back on our 2016 adventure to the Scorpion tsavorite mine in Kenya and to the fabled gemstone town of Idar-Obserstein, […]

Journey to Jaipur, The 2017 ICA Congress

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  Bollywood and Maharajas…..thoughts of India conjure up exotic images of far-off lands, cultures and sights.  The source of such famous diamonds as the Hope and the Koh-i-Noor, India attracted the famous gemstone dealer, Jean Baptist Tavernier during the 1700 century in search of these fabulous gems to satisfy the desires of French royalty. An […]

What is a Certified Appraisal Professional-CJA (CAP)?

Canadian Jewellers Association has established a set of requirements and a series of practical and theoretical examinations that test the appraising skills of jewellers and gemologists. Upon successful completion of all criteria, these jewellers and gemologists are considered qualified and are empowered to emboss their appraisals with the following seal, signifying their title as a Certified […]

Welcome to Flatsome

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