Gillian Lie, BSc., RMV, CDG HRD, FGC, FCGmA, graduate goldsmith

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, BSc., RMV, CDG HRD, FGC, FCGmA, graduate goldsmith


Gillian graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BSc. in Geology and Psychology. She also graduated from George Brown College with the Jewellery Arts Diploma and a certificate in Gemmology. Gillian is certified as a gemmologist by becoming a fellow of the Canadian Gemological Association (FCGmA) and a fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA). She is also a certified diamond grader from the HRD in Antwerp and a jewellery appraiser (RMV). She has worked for some high-end jewellery houses in Toronto in fine jewellery and in auctions. Gillian is currently a professor in the Jewellery and Gemmology departments at George Brown College and also creates different lines of jewellery, as well as custom pieces. She lives, works and studies out of Toronto.

Academic Credentials

Certified Diamond Grader, HRD Antwerp, 2015

Registered Master Valuer, California Institute of Jewelry Training, 2013

Fellow (FGA), the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, 2014

Fellow (FCGmA), the Canadian Gemmological Association, 2012

Certificate, Gemmology, George Brown College, 2012

Graduate Goldsmith Diploma, Jewellery Arts, George Brown College, 2011

Bachelor of Science, Specialization in Geology with a Major on Psychology, the University of Western Ontario, graduated 2006

Areas of Specialization

Jewellery and Gemmology

Areas of Expertise

Jewellery fabrication

Jewellery casting


Diamond grading


Customer service

Production coordination


Career Highlights

2014-present: Professor at George Brown College

2011-present: Goldsmith/Jewellery Designer

2014-2016: Production coordinator at a fine jewellery company

2010-2017: registration and jewellery handler at the summer and fall auctions

2012: Gemmologist, inventory

Other Activities

Custom jewellery/accessories

Gemmologist, diamond grader, jewellery appraiser


Award for highest grade, HRD Antwerp, 2015

Ghambir’s Import Award for Academic Excellence, GBC 2011

Pat Cooney Award, GBC 2011

OCC Design Award, GBC 2011

Birk’s Family Award, GBC, 2010

Dean’s Honour Roll, the University of Western Ontario, 2003/2004