Hi my name is Monica and I want to tell you a little bit about me. I entered the diamond and jewelry industry in 2002 to work for a diamond house in beautiful Vancouver. During my 5 years of employment at the diamond house, I was trained to be a natural white and colored diamond buyer. I attended many diamond conferences and flew out to lots of different trading centers throughout the world to buy diamonds. I left in May of 2008 to establish my own business. I have put myself through lots of courses and training at the (GIA) Gemological Institute of America in New York, Vancouver and Taipei.
My specialty is in custom made jewelry, natural white diamonds, Canadian diamonds, fancy colored diamonds and all kinds of gemstones. All of my collection jewelry and custom made commission pieces are made locally here in Vancouver, Canada.
“I am devoted to continuously furthering my knowledge and expertise in gemology and jewelry. I travel to New York, Hong Kong and other diamond trading centers throughout the world regularly. I attend gemology study courses, trade shows, conventions and I am eager to share my thoughts and experiences with the public.” – Monica Tsao
From the courses I have attended I have obtained the following diplomas, certificates and accreditations:
* Graduate Gemologist
* Accredited Jewelry Professional
* Diamond Grading Lab
* Colored Stone Grading Lab
* Computer Jewelry Design Lab
* Pearl Grading Lab
* Gem Identification Lab