Warren Boyd, President and Owner, R. T. Boyd Limited
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President and Owner

Local Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Company Description: R. T. Boyd Limited has been a jewellery trade supplier based in Canada since 1956. The original operating business name for R. T. Boyd Limited was Quality Opals of...   more
Background

Employment History

  • - Director of Marketing
    Tsar Emerald Corporation
  • Founding Team Member - Business Manager
    Diamonds International Canada (DICAN) Limited
  • President
    Canadian Gemmological Association

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • B.Sc. , Geology
    University of Toronto

Certifications

29 Total References
Web References
Advisory Board - True North Gems
www.truenorthgems.com, 6 Mar 2014 [cached]
Warren Boyd
R.T. Boyd Limited - Background on R. T. Boyd Limited
www.rtboydlimited.com, 20 Sept 2013 [cached]
Warren F. Boyd is the current president of R. T. Boyd Limited.
Warren Boyd is a well travelled gemmologist and geologist who has also worked as a consultant in the development and financing of various colored gemstone and diamond mining operations around the world for more than 25 years. Sourcing coloured gemstones and diamonds has taken him to some of the remotest places in the world including the opal mines of Mexico and Australia, the sapphire mines in Sri Lanka and Thailand, the emerald mines in Colombia, Brazil, and Russia, and the diamond mines in Africa, Siberia, Brazil and northern Canada. In 2007 Warren Boyd was appointed as the Ambassador to Canada for the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), an organization dedicated to the promotion of coloured gemstones and jewellery.
From 1981 to 1985 Warren Boyd was the President of the Canadian Gemmological Association. He has also served in a voluntary position, originally as the Chairman and subsequently as a contributing member, to the Canadian Government & Canadian Jewellery trade committee that has written and continuously edited the Canadian Guidelines With Respect to the Sale and Marketing of Diamonds, Coloured Gemstones and Pearls since the early 1980s.
Warren Boyd is also an experienced rough diamond valuator having trained in Russia, Antwerp, South Africa, and Canada and previously worked as a team member for the Canadian Government Diamond Valuator (CGDV). he CGDV, under contract to the Government of Canada, has the responsibility to value Canada's rough diamond production from the Northwest Territories and elsewhere for royalty assessment purposes. From 1998 until 2006 Warren Boyd was also a director of a British based diamond consultancy firm offering advisory services to governments and diamond mining and exploration companies. In 2007 R. T. Boyd Limited was a founding partner in the formation of Canadian based Algonquian Diamond Counsellors International (ADCi) with Diamond Counsellors International (DCi). ADCi was founded to seek government and mining industry contracts in the valuation of rough diamonds.
Warren Boyd has been a director of public companies searching for diamond deposits in various parts of the world. Until recently he was also the marketing director of Tsar Emerald Corporation that has exploiting the near mythical emerald deposits of the Ural Mountains of Russia.
R. T. Boyd Limited has been long established as a jewellery trade supplier and jewellery designer and has developed an high reputation in the Canadian and international jewellery trade. Some of R.T. Boyd Limited's clients have been dealing with us for two generations under the same corporate name
Warren Boyd has also been involved as director and/or consultant with numerous coloured gemstone and diamond exploration and mining companies based in Canada and elsewhere.
Mining in the North
www.nnsl.com, 25 June 2003 [cached]
"It's not so secretive as it is exclusive knowledge," said Warren Boyd of Diamond International Limited (DICAN).Every five weeks he joins a troupe of nine men in Yellowknife to examine, classify and cost diamonds unearthed from two Northwest Territories mines.
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Along with Boyd, there are a handful of others including two Northern aboriginal trainee-gem evaluators.
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"The strength of the technical team from WWW's side, the commitment to transfer knowledge and skills development in the North, and the aboriginal ownership was instrumental in us winning the bid proposal in 1998," said Boyd of the joint venture partnership making up DICAN.
Most of WWW's employees come from De Beers -- the corporate diamond giant.One of its members was a statistical analyst on mine modelling for De Beers.He came with skills not known by any other of the world's diamond evaluators.Another member was De Beers' principal field buyer for diamonds in the Congo.
Diamond prices rise and fall month to month with the temperature of the market.The diamond graders check one another's work to try to keep the subjectivity within narrow bounds.
"Even amongst our team, we may have disputes over the value of diamonds," said Boyd, pointing out that the value of a stone is based on how much they think someone will eventually pay for it.
That's where market intelligence comes into play.The diamond graders are constantly on the road between Moscow, Bombay, Israel and Antwerp -- staying in touch with the market and understanding what the prices are.DICAN adjusts its pricing books according to the consumer demand -- understanding the market is WWW's forte.
"They are the ones who consolidated the technical expertise on the team," said Boyd who is a gemologist and a geologist.When the original federal diamond-grading contract was put out, he was the only Canadian citizen who had diamond-grading knowledge.But even he is fairly new to the game.
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When Boyd first started looking for information about the diamond industry, De Beers closed the door.
Warren Boyd - ...
www.cancanacorp.com, 18 Oct 2013 [cached]
Warren Boyd - Director
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Mr. Boyd, is a Fellow of GEM-A or the Gemmological Association & Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain (F.G.A.). He is also a Fellow of Canadian Gemmological Association (F.C.Gm.A.) and the Geological Association of Canada (F.G.A.C.). He is the Ambassador to Canada for the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) and he has acted as technical and marketing specialist to various public and private corporations in his capacity as a rough diamond valuator and coloured gemstone expert. reviously Mr. Boyd was a team member of the Canadian Government Diamond Valuator (CGDV) under contract to the Government of Canada. He has also consulted to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and to Canada Border Services (CBSA) on rough diamond related issues.
Warren ...
www.truenorthgems.com, 6 Mar 2014 [cached]
Warren Boyd
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Warren Boyd
Mr. Boyd is a highly experiences and respected geologist and gemmologist. In addition to other positions held in the gem industry, Br. Boyd currently serves as the Ambassador to Canada for the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), a non-profit association that represents the interests of the global coloured gemstone industry, He is currently a rough diamond value to various companies and Canadian government departments including the RCMP and Canada Border Services.
For the past 25 years he has been a contributing member , and past Chairman of the Canadian jewellery trade committee that is responsible for the production and revisions to Canadian Guidelines with respect the Sale & Marketing of Diamonds, Coloured Gemstones and Pearls. Mr. Boyd is a past member of the company that has bee, since 1998, the Canadian Government Diamond Valuators (CGDV) which values Canada's rough diamond production for royalty assessment purposes.
Mr. Boyd is currently President of R.T. Boyd Limited, a family controlled business that has been involved in the importation and international marketing of rough and cut coloured gemstones and diamond mining operations in Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Russia.
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