Bridal & Engagement
Jewellers Vigilance Canada
Without precious metals, jewellery would not be what it is today. Like gems, they are appreciated for their beauty, rarity and intrinsic properties. Some are more durable and resistant than others, yet they are generally malleable, ductile and easily mixed with other metals to make them tougher.
Metal alloys develop specific qualities and are therefore assigned a standard. In Canada, the standards are defined in the Precious Metals Marking Act and its regulations. Three precious metals are recognized: gold, silver and platinum, as well as alloys of these metals.
Gold sets the standard for beauty and desirability with its bright yellow colour and untarnished lustre. It’s dense, soft and highly valuable.
Platinum is one of the most rare elements found on Earth, first widely used in jewellery during the art deco era of the 1920s.
The most common, and therefore least expensive of the precious metals, silver is abundant, versatile, and becoming increasingly valuable in its own right.
Use the Canadian Jewellers Association website to find a jeweller who is a member of the (CJA). Rely on the knowledge, expertise, and professional standards of our members.
Our directory will help you find a professional jeweller who will be pleased to show you a variety of jewellery products in diamonds, pearls, gemstones and fine metals, as well as watches and even giftware, to suit your special occasion, personal style and budget.