Meet the Team


Alex

Alex is co-owner of C.D. Barcados Co. Ltd.  After completing his Bachelor of Commerce at Queens University, Alex took his Graduate Gemologist degree at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Santa Monica.  Alex is also a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) and the Canadian Gemmological Association (CGA). Alex is a Past-Chairman of the Canadian Jewellers Association.  Alex has also served on the Boards of the CGA, Jewellers Vigilance Canada and the Canadian Jewellers 24K Club.  Alex is currently on the Jewelers Mutual Jewelers Advisory Committee. Alex travels regularly overseas on business, including Thailand, Hong Kong and Brazil.


Craig

Craig grew up in the interior in BC.  He studied gemmology and diamond grading in London at Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A), graduating with Dinstinction and Merit honours.  Craig spends most of his day working with customers and their coloured gemstone orders.


Anna

Anna began her gemmological training in Israel where she completed a diamond grading course and worked as a diamond cleaver at the Israeli Diamond Bourse. After immigrating to Canada, Anna became a fellow of the Canadian Gemmological Association (CGA), and proceeded to earn a Master Valuer diploma in gem and jewellery appraising. With over 20 years of gemmological experience, including 11 years working as an appraiser for a major gemmological lab, Anna is more than qualified to assist our customers with all of their gemstone inquiries and orders.

Tiina

Tiina graduated with her Bachelor of English from Nippissing University and went on to complete certificates in Office Administration from Durham College, and Book & Magazine Publishing from Centennial College. Tiina is our office assistant. She is responsible for the photography and imaging for Paragon and Barcados. She is also in charge of shipping & receiving for both companies. 

Carol

Carol, the company matriarch, is responsible for the bookkeeping and receivables at the office. Carol has been a part of the company for over 40 years.





Susan

Susan is co-owner of C.D. Barcados Co. Ltd.  After completing her Bachelor of Commerce at Queens University, Susan went to Santa Monica and took her Graduate Gemologist degree at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).  Susan is involved in all levels of the business, including overseas buying.


Jane

Jane is the Office Manager at C.D. Barcados Co. Ltd.  Jane is responsible for the operations in the office, overseeing our inventory control and process flows.  Jane was a key member of Pearls Katusyama Ltd, and was instrumental to that company being recognized as the premier pearl dealer of it’s time. Jane is widely known in the industry for expertise, reliability, and integrity.


Shelley

Shelley received her B.A. from the University of Toronto before completing both the Jewellery Arts & Gemmology programs at George Brown College. Shelley is a Fellow (Gemmologist) of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) and the Canadian Gemmological Association (CGA). She joined our team with over 10 years of jewellery manufacturing experience. Shelley works primarily on finished jewellery and special orders for our sister company, Paragon Fine Jewellery Ltd. 

Joceline

Joceline graduated from Centennial College with an Accounting Diploma and is currently pursuing a Business Management - Finance degree at Ryerson. She has been in the industry for 7 years. Joceline is our bookkeeper for C.D. Barcados Ltd. as well as our sister company, Paragon Fine Jewellery Ltd.. She is also responsible for inventory processing and control. 

Kortney

Kortney received her BFA from the University of Western Ontario with an honours specialization in Visual Arts. She works on the finished jewellery line for our sister company, Paragon Fine Jewellery Ltd.. Kortney is responsible for the photography and imaging for the Paragon catalogue as well as other promotional materials.

Constantine

The man who started it all. Constantine fell in love with coloured gemstones in Geneva, Switzerland and began working with them there. He moved to Canada in 1964 and continued to work with coloured gemstones, turning C.D. Barcados Co. Ltd. into Canada's preeminent coloured gemstone dealer.
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