CiCi has a background in fine arts with a focus on painting drapery works and studio life drawings. She channels her artistic eye in her career as a jeweler. She graduated with a bachelor degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia. Shortly after graduation she travelled to Los Angeles and studied her GIA designation in 2002 as an accredited jewellery professional from the Gemological Institute of America, world’s largest university in jewellery training and the school that created the four C’s of diamond grading.
Some of her services include the following:
- Retail, wholesale and outsourcing services
- Professional jewellery repairs
- Loss and theft jewellery appraisals
- Walk-in deposit safe appraisals
- Certificate of authenticity
- Engrave your accessories
Aside from these services, CiCi also teaches courses on Diamond grading, Chinese culture of the Jadeite stone and the business of opening and closing a jewellery store in different parts of the world. CiCi says that “the best part of her work is being able to meet her customers’ entire family, listening to their stories about their daily lives and being able to help her customers find the best ring for their wedding proposal.”
As a way of giving back to the community, CiCi has volunteered to be the president of the Rotary club of Vancouver Fraserview in 2019-2020, Director of Chinese entrepreneurs association of Canada, A fellow of the Canadian gemological association and an artist at Chinese artist association of Canada.
CiCi is fluent in English, Cantonese and basic mandarin.