Steve Wiens is a second-generation jeweller and has been in the business for over 20 years. In 2009, Steve travelled to Carlsbad, California, to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and received his Graduate Gemologist degree along with his Accredited Jewellery Professional degree.
It wasn’t too long after that Steve decided that he wanted to take a jewellery appraisal course because being a graduate gemologist alone doesn’t make you an appraiser.
After completing the Canadian Jewellers Association JETS program (placing second in Canada that year by the way) and becoming a Graduate Jeweller, he travelled to Toronto and passed the Professional Jewelry Appraiser course and received PJA degree.
Soon after that, Steve collected all the equipment and schooling needed and got his Certified Appraisal Professional (CAP-CJA) and is one of three people in Winnipeg with that designation.