Owner Spotlight: Michael Simonian
I’m Michael Simonian, proud owner of Canadian Gemological Identification Labs.
I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a fascination with gems. Given my passion for diamonds and precious gemstones, it was a natural course for me to start my own gem business.
I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. To pursue my career in gemology, I attended the Gemological Institute of America in New York and Los Angeles. I earned my GIA Graduate Diamonds and Coloured Stones Diploma. I also have an Accredited Jewelry Professional Certificate.
I built my business on trust and integrity. I hold high standards and have a committed drive to keep learning. I research and stay up to date with new synthetic treatments so I can detect discrepancies right away.
It is my responsibility to provide an accurate jewelry analysis and ensure my customers receive quality stones for a fair price. My experience and dedication to continuing education enables me to specify the transparency and quality of each gem. I explain how we estimate the value of your jewelry, diamond, gemstone, watch and other valuables in simple, easy-to-understand terms.
Our gemological equipment and procedures ensure your gemstones are meticulously identified and graded. All of our appraisals are performed in-house with a certified gemologist/appraiser, which means you’ll have a trained professional to guide you through interactively every step of the way.
I addition to private clients, I also provide honest, reliable and accurate jewelry analysis reports and gem grading services to law firms, insurance companies, government agencies, jewelry stores and the public, for various functions.
I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.
If you, or someone you know could benefit from our expertise in diamonds, coloured stones, appraisals and jewelry repair, I invite you to get in touch. Please visit our website at www.cgidlabs.com.