The Canadian Gemmological Association has been a mainstay of the nation’s gem sector since it branched off from Gem-A 60 years ago, offering a plethora of educational opportunities and chances to connect.
In honour of CJA’s centennial year, Jewellery Business took a closer look at significant moments in the group’s history. From its formation in 1918 to its merger with JVC this past June, explore the biggest and brightest moments in CJA history.
The Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA) was born on September 25, 1918, from the co-operative combination of retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers. As the association turns 100, it is important to look back at the steps that brought it to the present day.