Our Library is Growing!

Debra Sawatzky, of Value the Past Ltd., http://www.valuethepast.com  dropped by our office and very generously donated an 8 books to the DBC library on behalf of Renee Newman and Debra Sawatzky.  The book list:

Rare Gemstones, 
Exotic Gems vol. 1
Exotic Gems vol. 2
Exotic Gems vol. 3
Jewellery Handbook
Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Silver & other Jewellery metals
Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald Buying Guide
Pearl Buying Guide

 
Debra donated the Diamond Handbook, by Renee Newman (International Jewelry Publications) when the Bourse opened 5 years ago, also in the library.

Thank you, Debra and Renee, your contribution is very important and deeply appreciated.

DBC Library books

 

The Fine Jewellery Auction Industry

 

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In anticipation of the upcoming Dupuis Fall Auction on November 24th, the GIA Ontario Alumni Association, in partnership with the Diamond Bourse of Canada, invites you to join guest presenter Duncan Parker for an evening dedicated to

 The Fine Jewellery Auction Industry

 This educational and networking opportunity will also allow non-Bourse members to discover the organization’s facility and daily operations, as well as exchange with key industry peers and colleagues

 on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, from 7pm to 9pm

 at the Diamond Bourse facility located at:  27 Queen Street East, suite #701

 Member/Student Fee: $10 – Guest Fee: $15  (Cash payment at event)

 Due to high demand in past events and limited seating, RSVP is required: giaalumniontario@gmail.com 

 Join us as we learn how an auction works, how to recognize types and periods of jewels, as well as the role that gemmologists play in the auction process.  Duncan will also share key information about items that are generally of most note at an auction, as well as specific examples from the upcoming Dupuis Fall auction.

 About the presenter:

Duncan Parker is Vice President at Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers. He is also President of The Canadian Gemmological Association, President of Jewellers Vigilance Canada, as well as former partner at Harold Weinstein Gemmological Laboratory, and long-time educator at the Canadian Gemmological Association, George Brown College, and Ryerson University’s Life Institute.

Please join us for a memorable evening!

GIA Alumni Gem Identification Event at The Bourse

GIA Alumni Gem Identification Event at the Diamond Bourse of Canada