As a certified gemmologist and trained geologist, Peter understands stones deeper than most goldsmiths. That knowledge is applied to each piece to find the best stone and cut for you. Peter’s experience and knowledge can even explain the origin of your stone, like how it formed, where it's from, and what gives it its colour or sparkle.
Peter offers lapidary services for custom pieces for clients and other goldsmiths needing a specific stone. Unfortunately, the only stone Peter cannot cut at the moment are diamonds due to their extreme hardness; thus, they require special equipment. However, stay tuned, for as we expand our tools, we can begin to expand our services.
As a certified gemmologist who graduated top of his class, and a fellow member of the Canadian Gemmological Association, Peter can identify and certify your stones. This can be rough or cut stones (loose or set in jewellery), and his process follows the same certification outline as the GIA.
Peter can help you with identifying: diamonds, sapphires, jade, coloured stones, both natural and synthetic stones and their imitations, organic materials such as pearls and mother-of-pearl, bone and ivory, amber, coral, and wood.
For clarity, this certification is not an appraisal, but the information Peter supplies can be given to an appraiser to help with the process.
For all inquiries, please book an appointment.