About Us

History

Gem by Carati is the 3rd store to open in downtown Calgary from the Ng family of Jewellers. Henry’s Jewellers first opened in 1979 in the historic Lancaster building, followed by Carati in Banker’s hall in 2003. Gem opened its doors in December 2011 and has focused itself on bringing in a large selection of fine Swiss made timepieces and exclusive diamond brands like Forevermark Canadian Diamonds. Gem by Carati offers an on-site goldsmith, watch repair and gemological services.

Staff Qualifications

Justin Ng – Owner, Graduate Gemologist

Justin started working in his dad’s jewellery store when he was 15 years old, learning all he could about the jewellery trade. After attending University and then gaining his Graduate Gemologist title, Justin has literally grown up learning everything there is to know about Jewellery. On top of his extensive knowledge of jewellery and gemology, Justin’s passion is watches. If you are in the market for a new watch, Justin is the man to speak to.

Charlotte Furneaux, BFA – Design Consultant and Marketing coordinator

Charlotte specializes in the design of unique and special jewellery pieces. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in the Jewellery + Metals program. Her years’ working with some of the biggest jewellery brands in the world gives her a unique perspective of jewellery design. With her background in jewellery design, metalsmithing and computer aided design (CAD) software, if you can dream it, Charlotte can design it.

Breanne Avender, FGA., FCGmA., BFA – Design Consultant and Gemologist

Breanne has two Gemology diplomas, one from the Canadian Gemological Association, and from The Gemological Association of Great Britain. She recently graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design with a BFA in Jewellery + Metals. Having taught gemology courses herself, she loves introducing clients to the world of gems and answering any and all gemology questions. Breanne loves blending her love of designing with her love of gems, by creating pieces that showcase unusual stones.

Patricia de Guzman, BFA – Design Consultant

Patricia graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2012, and since then has been pushing the boundaries of jewellery design. Her exceptional skill with our newest program “Counter Sketch” allows her to create amazing and realistic renders of your future jewellery, right before your eyes.

Theresa Kim – Sales Professional

Theresa’s many years in the jewellery industry makes her uniquely qualified to help guide you to your next jewellery or watch purchase. Her comprehensive knowledge of current jewellery trends and fashion makes her the ideal person to help you find exactly what you are looking for.