I’m curious about how jewellery merchants of long ago could buy diamonds and know for certain they were purchasing the ‘real thing’ and not another variety of cut, colourless gemstone. How often did they worry about that?
When Sonja Sanders graduated as a gemmologist, she assumed her years working as a goldsmith would give her a competitive edge in the world of appraisals. She soon learned this was not necessarily the case, as appraising encompasses a multitude of design and manufacturing knowledge.
Empress Jewellery’s Darren Dubrovsky has been sworn in as chair of the Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA) for 2016-2017. Held at Toronto’s York Club, the association’s annual general meeting saw about 50 people gathered for the collar ceremony.