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Worldwide Gems Ltd

PO Box 14 763

Kilbirnie, Wellington


e-mail: info@worldwidegems.co.nz

website: www.worldwidegems.co.nz


We are gemstone specialists wholesaling to the jewellery trade  and have available gemstones of many different types and grades.  We can also supply gem faceting rough, crystals and mineral specimens for metaphysical use and collectors.  Cut and polished gemstones are available to our trade customers only.  If you require these gems but are not in the jewellery trade we can refer you to one of our jeweller partners who will be able to assist you.  We are New Zealand owned and operated.

Jewellers and Watchmakers of New Zealand

1st floor, 10 Athelstan Street

Barrington, Christchurch

PH/Fax 03 337 6576

e-mail: jwnz@clear.net.nz

website: www.jwnz.co.nz


The Jewellers and Watchmakers of New Zealand (JWNZ) is a trade organization that provides its members with many benefits among which are discounted freight through Express Couriers and  a monthly industry magazine. It also  arranges an annual trade fair in Auckland.  Not all jewellers are members and also some of its members are in associated fields such as diamond merchants, tool suppliers, insurance providers and gem wholesalers.  By joining and supporting a national organization such as this, businesses in the jewellery trade gain a voice at the national level and also maintain a uniformity and standard of services that is illustrative of the importance we place on integrity and professionalism.

The Jewellery Appraisers Society of New Zealand Inc.

9 Inverness Drive, Pyes Pa
Tauranga 3112
Tel: 07 543 9282 

e-mail: carver.petersen@xtra.co.nz 

website: www.jewelleryappraisers.org.nz 

The Jewellery Appraisers Society of New Zealand Inc. (JASNZ) was Incorporated in March 2001. Jewellery Appraisers are an essential part of the Jewellery industry in New Zealand. These skilled people are responsible for appraising an item or items of jewellery in order to place a value on those particular items.

A number of JASNZ members are also members of the Jewellers & Watchmakers of New Zealand Inc. (JWNZ). The JASNZ promotes appraisal training as well as additional technical training. This enhances and maintains the skills required by its members.


Gemological Institute of America

5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, California 92008

Tel: 760-603-4000
Fax: 760-603-4003
E-mail: eduinfo@gia.edu

website: www.gia.edu

Established in 1931, the nonprofit Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is the world`s foremost authority on  gemology. (The study, science and testing of gem materials.)
GIA`s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism through education, research, laboratory services, and instrument development.  They offer many courses that are used for educational improvements for the jewellery industry as well as people interested in gemstones.


Gemmological Association of New Zealand

Tel:  09 489 9919

Fax:  09 489 9924

E-mail: pjtowers@woosh.co.nz

Mail:  G.A.N.Z.
          P.O.Box 33 650
          Takapuna, Auckland.

website: www.gemmology.org.nz


The Gemmological Association of New Zealand (GANZ) was formed in 1979 to help promote and further the education of gemmology in New Zealand.
We are a small group of 70+ members, most of whom are qualified gemmologists. We have a number of students at various stages of their course, doing either the British Gem A Diploma or the Australian GAA Diploma.
We publish a quarterly newsletter, hold bi-annual seminars, and other talks/ lectures as and when speakers are available. We are a satellite training centre for Gem A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain) and GAA (Gemmological Association of Australia).

Gemmological Association of Great Britain

27 Greville Street,

London, EC1N 8TN,

United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 020 74043334

Fax: (+44) 020 7404 8843

E-mail: information@gem-a.com

website: www.gem-a.com



Gem-A is a registered charity. The principal objectives of the Association are the promotion of the study of gemmology and the scientific study of all materials and articles used or dealt in by persons interested in gemmology, the establishment of educational systems, holding of examinations, award of diplomas and medals, provision of laboratory services to the jewellery trade, and the maintaining of libaries and collections of gem materials.

Today Gem-A provides answers about gems through publications, education, laboratory facilities, instruments and books.


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