Inside the current issue

  • CJA names new board chair and presents awards

    Canadian Gem’s Tanya Parrish has been sworn in as chair of the Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA) for 2015-2016. About 40 people gathered for the association’s annual general meeting at Toronto’s King Edward Hotel, where Parrish, who served previously as first vice-chair, was presented with the collar.


  • The modern day sales presentation: Creating your selling style

    Along our journey to discovering the modern day sales presentation, I have shared with you insights that have revolutionized my sales career. I hope the importance of seeing your sales presentation in a new light, re-establishing the bond of trust with your customer, and connecting with him or her, has resonated with you and impacted your sales career in a meaningful way.


  • In search of sapphires: A behind-the-scenes look at gemstone mining in Sri Lanka

    When we see the sparkle of a beautiful sapphire or other gemstone in a piece of jewellery, the thought of where it came from doesn’t usually enter our minds. A recent tour of gemstone mines in Sri Lanka following International Colored Gemstone Association’s (ICA’s) 2015 Congress, however, gives new meaning to what’s behind the term ‘mine to market.’


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