Who is Karen?

Karen Howard FCGmA, RMV, CAP(CJA)


Gemmologist, FCGmA , Fellow of the Canadian Gemmological Association

                                          Canadian Gemmological Association-1989

Registered Master Valuer, RMV, Registered Master Valuer of Jewellery Licence# 0061509125

                                               California Institute of Jewellery Training , 2009

Certified Appraiser Professional, CAP-CJA

                                            Canadian Jewellers Association, 2010


Karen has worked and been involved in the Jewellery Industry since the late 1980’s !

Current Memberships:

Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers, 1st Canadian Independent Appraiser Member
Canadian Gemmological Association, Gemmologist, FCGmA
Canadian Jewellers Association, Certified Appraiser
Scottish Gemmological Association, Gemmologist, SGA
Registered Master Valuer-RMV Licence#0061509125
Gemworld International, Listed Appraiser
Jewellery Appraisers of the World Website, Listed Appraiser

Extra Courses Completed:

Fundamentals of Diamond Grading, Canadian Gemmologicial Association, 1988
Advanced Diamond Grading, Canadian Gemmologcial Association, 1988
Fundamentals of Jewellery Appraising, Canadian Gemmological Association, 1988
Pearl Course, Pearls as One, Cultured Pearl Association, 2016

Workshops Attended:

Gemworld International Emerald Treatments and Pricing, 2014
Gemworld International Cultured Pearls Treatments and Pricing 2014
CGL-GRS Swiss Canadian Gemlab, Synthetic Diamond Identification, 2014
Gemworld International Corrundum Treatments and Pricing, 2008

Positions-Past and Present

Canadian Gemmological Association:

Chair-Executive Committee-2015-present
Conference Chairperson 2017
Workshop Co-Ordinator- CGA Gem Conference 2014
Secretary-Board of Directors, 2008-2012

Instructor of:
Master Valuer Jewellery Appraising
Fundamentals of Jewellery Appraising
Pre Exam Lab
Talking Diamonds
Diamond Grading
Instructor- JAGS-First year Gemmology program-CGA
Tutor- Distance Education Gemmological Program

KC Appraisals:
CEO and Appraiser