Monthly Archives: May 2018

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 […]

How to Buy a Diamond

1) Choose a jeweler as you would choose a doctor. He or she should be armed with expert training, open to questions and able to provide answers in clear, simple language. A measure of a jeweler’s knowledge is whether he is professionally trained. Preferably, his training comes from a highly-recognized and internationally accredited program, such […]

Dupuis Auctions Accepts Jewelry Consignments

Dupuis Auctions will be available for appointments in Vancouver, August 28 – 31.    To make an appointment to see a Dupuis specialist, call 1-800-879-8975.  Accepted items of interest will be entered into the upcoming November auction. Chat with us, powered by LiveChat