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Graduation Dinner for 2017 Graduates

Posted on 12th April, 2018

To be held in the Gold Room at L'Aqua on the Top Floor of the Cockle Bay Wharf Building, Sydney

Date : Friday 1st June 2018
Time : 7.30pm - midnight
Dress : Smart casual
Cost : $130 per person
RSVP and Payment : Latest - Thursday 24th May 2018

The beautifully appointed Gold Room offers contemporary décor and a chic silk feature wall with a pillar-less layout, where everyone can relish the commanding water views. There is also an exclusive outdoor balcony that connects from the function space which overlooks Darling Harbour.

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Employment Opportunity NSW

Posted on 12th April, 2018

We are looking for a friendly, polite and happy person for a junior position to assist us in our Sydney CBD showroom and workshop.

We offer our clients a personalised design service and hand made fine jewellery.

This is a role that would see you greeting our customers, answering the phone, running errands, some basic administration and assisting in sales and marketing. We would like you to be computer literate (Mac preferred but not essential) and familiar with social media, ideally with an interest in jewellery and gemstones.

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Outback Opal Adventure

Posted on 23rd March, 2017

Opal Association Incorporated                                                                     15th March 2017


PRESS RELEASE     for Immediate Release



Every year some of the most remote and quirky Australian outback towns come alive for a few days of fun and fortune, when the local miners and townsfolk put on a gem fair bash like no other! Whilst for most of the year the hard work goes on well behind the scenes on sun-scorched mining claims, this collection of opal festivals brings an opportunity for each town to showcase the very best that Read Full Post...

Advanced Gemstone Inclusions Course

Posted on 26th September, 2012

Advanced Gemstone Inclusions Course - Two day- June Mackenzie VP Ed.

2 Day Course (weekend) -March 2015 TBA  Expressions of Interest Welcome

Cost $990 Member  $1190 non-member

Laboratory- Practical hands on experience with thousands of gemstone specimens.  This course involves identification technique and enhances student confidence in gemstone identification with natural, treated and man-made examples.  A beautifully illustrated coloured manual is included to take home for your reference.

Winner of four Gemmologist awards and top Student in Australia comments, "I've travelled the world studying Gemmology but this is the most valuable course I have Read Full Post...


Posted on 11th February, 2012

Congratulations from the Gemmological Association of Australia NSW Division to:

Sheila Catterall - State President of the GAA (NSW) Division and Honorary Life Member - for being awarded in the Queen's Birthday Honours List "The Medal of Order of Australia" in recognition of her contributions to the Jewish community and the GAA.

The Queen's Birthday List provides national and formal recognition for many Australians across the nation who have made a significant difference in their communities.


Terry Coldham - The Previous GAA Federal President - for being presented with the Tony Kean Award by Read Full Post...