Often we find that many consumers wish they knew more about jewellery, diamonds and gemstones before making important purchases. As gemmologists we are trained to know what to look for but what about the average person?
We are strong supporters of The Canadian Gemmological Association and it’s courses. It is a private career college dedicated to the field of gemmology but also to educating individuals who simply wish to learn more.
Their General Interest courses are aimed at the average person who simply wishes to make informed decisions before making a purchase of fine jewellery. If you have an interest in expanding your knowledge or simply wish to learn how to “buy better” then these courses may be of interest. Below is their open house invitation for 2013.
CGA Open House – Summer 2013
Prospective students are invited to attend our
OPEN HOUSE EVENTS
Tuesday June 25, 2013 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Monday August 26, 2013 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CGA Classroom, Lower Concourse, 55 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1R6
647-466-2436 Learn about full-time day or part-time evening professional gemmology courses in Toronto
The CGA’s courses provide essential professional training to the gem and jewellery trade. For the new-entrant, the trade veteran or the hobbyist, the more you know, the more you’ll appreciate this fascinating field. In addition to our professional gemmology programs, the CGA also offers general interest classes and advanced courses.
Fall 2013 Professional Programs
- Gemmology Accelerated Program – Full-time Daytime
- Sept 3 to Dec 19, 2013
- 4 days/week (Mon-Thurs)
- Jewellery Associate – Gemmology Specialist – Part-time Evening
- September 24, 2013 to May 20, 2014
- 1 evening/week (Tuesdays)
Gemmology Program – Part-time Evening
September 30, 2013 to May 28, 2014
2 evenings/week (Mondays & Thursdays)
The National Jeweller published an article featuring the top jewellery trends of 2012. From animal motifs to baroque pieces, 2012 featured a unique array of designs and craftsmanship. Check out the article by clicking the below link and let us know your thoughts.
A look back: The top 10 trends of 2012.
The holidays are closing in fast! With the festivities of the season and the demand of work and home, things can get very hectic at this time of year. Let us at Crimson help make your holiday shopping easier this year. Surprise your loved ones by custom designing a completely unique and special jewellery piece. Restore old, broken and unworn jewellery by having them re-designed into a new jewellery piece or repaired by our amazing goldsmith! Choose items from our on-site catalog or find a unique gemstone from our on hand inventory, we always have something unique that you haven’t seen!
Left your shopping to the last minute? No problem! Purchase a gift card toward any of our jewellery or toward an original custom piece of your design. Whatever it is you’re looking for, Crimson can help you find it!
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We want to extend our thanks again to all those who helped make Ladies Night such a huge success!
Congratulations to all of the raffle prize winners, it was a pleasure meeting all of you and we hope to see you again.
We look forward to having more events like this so stay posted for updates.
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