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C.D. Barcados Co. Ltd.

Constantine Barcados’ passion for coloured gems began in Switzerland. He moved to Canada in 1964 and founded C.D. Barcados Co. Ltd., and continues to be active in the business today.  His children, Alex and Susan, share his passion for gemstones, and are both gemmologists and are now the co-owners of the business.  We have a team of dedicated professionals focused on providing the best value and service possible to the Canadian jewellery industry.  C.D. Barcados Co. Ltd. has developed invaluable international contacts and relationships that have been built over many years. These allow us to bring our Canadian customers the best gemstones available from all corners of the planet, whether they are from established source locations, or the latest gemstone finds. As the premiere coloured gem importer and dealer in Canada we offer unparalleled experience and expertise with coloured gems.

Mission Statement

To be the coloured gemstone supplier of choice to the Canadian jewellery industry by providing superior value, service, expertise and integrity.

Company News

  • Kob Koon Krup (“Thank-you” in Thai)       Greetings from Thailand – “the Land of Smiles”.  King Bhumibol Adulyadej or King Rama IX, is greatly revered by Thais.  People are very concerned by his fragile health, but it is ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2011, 7:36 AM by Alex Barcados
  • Alex now Past-Chairman As of August 8th Alex is the Past-Chairman of the Canadian Jewellers Association.  This means that he has one more year on the CJA Board of Directors. Alex sent ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2010, 9:53 AM by Alex Barcados
  • We're Expanding We've expanded our office by taking over space next to us.  We also completely changed the office layout.  We have a new enterance, new laminate wood floor, and a ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2010, 9:54 AM by Alex Barcados
  • Joceline Welcome to our newest team member Joceline.  You may have already spoken to Joceline on the phone.  Joceline is responsible for the shipping, data entry, and other support activities that ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2010, 7:38 AM by Alex Barcados
  • Greetings from Thailand Sawasdee krub - "hello" in Thai.  There is still some softness in the gemstone market here in Thailand.  The grenade in the bank last week in the gem district in Bangkok ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2010, 9:10 AM by Alex Barcados
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Industry News

  • Oscar’s Green with Envy White was dubbed the new black on the Academy Awards red carpet, February 26th, in gowns worn by stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, and Best Supporting ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2012, 7:55 PM by Alex Barcados
  • Kat-aragama's out of the bag On Valentine's Day, a woman discovered a sapphire crystal in a pile of earth brought for reconstruction of a road near Kataragama, Sri Lanka. Thus began an incredible gem ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2012, 6:51 AM by Alex Barcados
  • Video Sheds Light on Lead Glass-Filled Rubies GIA calls lead-glass filled ruby a "manufactured product".GIA recently released a video that provides an overview of lead glass-filled rubies and explains why it has begun to ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2012, 10:55 AM by Alex Barcados
  • AGL IDENTIFIES IRRADIATED COLOMBIAN EMERALDS NEW YORK:  3 January 2012 Recently American Gemological ...
    Posted Jan 12, 2012, 6:44 PM by Alex Barcados
  • Tourmaline dealers bank on China Tight supply and growing demand from Asia – especially China – raised tourmaline prices to double-digit levels in 2010. Gem-quality tourmalines were particularly sought after during the said period, commanding ...
    Posted May 29, 2011, 2:40 PM by Alex Barcados
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