Meet the Team
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 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 12 years and spends most of his day working with customers and their coloured gemstone orders.
Irina has recently joined the C.D. Barcados Co. Ltd team, but bring 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.
Joceline graduated from Centennial College with an Accounting Diploma and is currently pursuing a Business Management - Finance degree at Ryerson. Joceline began with us in 2010, and 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 passed away in 2017, but his commitment to excellence and integrity continue to be guiding principles for us.