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 Insurance Board of Directors. Alex travels regularly overseas on business, including Thailand, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Brazil.


Craig

Craig grew up in the BC interior. He studied gemmology and diamond grading in London at the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A), graduating with Distinction and Merit honours. Craig has been with C.D. Barcados Co. Ltd. for 14 years and spends most of his day working with customers and their coloured gemstone orders.


Irina

Irina comes to the C.D. Barcados Co. Ltd team with an extensive gem and jewellery background, both in Canada and England. Irina has her BA in Business Studies from University of Birmingham, and is a GIA Graduate Gemologist.


Vanda

Vanda is the newest team member. Vanda has over twenty years of experience in the jewellery industry, and has an extensive background in customer service and office administration management. Vanda is helping with bookkeeping duties for C.D. Barcados Ltd. as well as our sister company, Paragon Fine Jewellery Ltd.. She is also working with inventory processing and control, and shipping and receiving.


Carol

Carol, the company matriarch, is responsible for the bookkeeping and receivables at the office. Carol has been an integral 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.


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 is widely respected in the industry for her 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 manages the finished jewellery and special orders for our sister company, Paragon Fine Jewellery Ltd.


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.


Richard

Richard works with both C.D. Barcados Co. Ltd and Paragon Fine Jewellery Ltd behind the scenes. He is involved in production and in particular the conversion of our office processes to utilize digital technologies. Richard also assists in looking after the inventory management.


Constantine

Constantine passed away in 2017, but his commitment to excellence and integrity continue to be guiding principles for us.