Author Bio: Murtaza Ali – Al Joher

About the Gemologist:

Murtaza Ali, a highly esteemed gemologist, brings unparalleled expertise to the realm of gemstones and jewelry. As a certified gemologist with distinguished credentials from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Murtaza is recognized for his unwavering commitment to excellence in gemology.

Professional Credentials:

GIA Certification:


Murtaza Ali is a proud recipient of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) certification, a testament to his exceptional knowledge and adherence to the highest ethical standards in gemology.

Areas of Expertise:

Murtaza possesses a keen ability to accurately identify and grade gemstones, providing clients with precise assessments of gemstone quality. With an extensive understanding of gemstone origins, qualities, and values, he offers valuable insights to those seeking unparalleled expertise. Murtaza's expertise extends to guiding clients on optimal jewelry selection, design considerations, and an appreciation for exquisite craftsmanship.

Professional Experience:

With a rich professional background, Murtaza has collaborated with industry-leading jewelers and designers, contributing his expertise to the creation of exquisite pieces. Murtaza has actively participated in gemstone exhibitions and industry events, showcasing his dedication to advancing the field of gemology.

Passion for Education:

Driven by a passion for education, Murtaza actively engages in educational initiatives, sharing his profound knowledge to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for gemstones.

Related Articles:


  • Murtaza has authored articles and publications aimed at demystifying gemstone-related topics, contributing to the wider dissemination of gemological knowledge.

    Articles by Murtaza Ali

    Choosing the Perfect Emerald: A Comprehensive Guide

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    Ruby Red: Exploring the Cultural Significance of the Colour

    The ruby, with its lustrous, deep red hue, has garnered significant and symbolic significance over the ages. Throughout history, it has epitomized ...

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    Emeralds and Astrology: The Perfect Gem for Your Zodiac Sign

    Astrology, an ancient practice, explores the influence of celestial bodies on human affairs and the natural world. Throughout history, gemstones ha...

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    Birthstones in Custom Toronto Jewelry

    The tradition of birthstones has ancient origins, dating back to the Book of Exodus. Aaron's breastplate, adorned with twelve precious stones, is o...

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    Choosing the Perfect Ruby: A Buyer's Guide

    Rubies have historically been the most coveted among coloured gemstone and continue to be a top choice for jewelry, artwork and religious artifacts...

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    Unconventional Charm of Non-Blue Sapphires

    When it comes to sapphires, the blue ones steal the spotlight. But not all blues are created equal. Some shades are super rare and have sky high pr...

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    Emerald Engagement Rings: A Journey Through History

    While diamonds have traditionally been the preferred choice for engagement rings, the stunning Emerald is rapidly establishing itself as a formidab...

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    Choosing between Lab grown diamonds vs. Natural Diamonds

    For many shopping for diamond or engagement rings, the decision to buy a natural vs. a lab grown diamond can be confusing. We are here to help you select which is the best for you. We have summarized the key considerations to help you make an informed decision in deciding between a natural or lab grown diamond.

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    Investing in Colored Gemstones: A Sparkling Opportunity

    In the world of investments, colored gemstones like ruby, emerald, and sapphire have always held a special allure. These exquisite, vibrant gems ha...

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    Women's Wedding Bands - 5 Key Points You Must Know Before Purchasing

    Wedding bells are ringing, and you've found your perfect engagement ring – now, it's time to pair that baby with a dazzling women's wedding band! B...

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    Exploring the World of Men's Wedding Bands

    Whoever said that men’s wedding bands have to be boring? While the classic look is timeless, don’t limit yourself to those options if you want a l...

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    Do Anniversary Rings replace Wedding Bands?

    Wedding bands and anniversary rings are both symbols of love and commitment, but what happens when anniversary rings start stealing the limelight f...

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    Tips For Travelling With Your Engagement Ring

    If you’re planning your next trip and are worried about how it is to travel with it, you’ve come to the right place. We know that travelling with y...

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    Rose Gold Vs. Yellow Gold: Which Is Better For You?

    So you’re set to get your next piece of jewelry, but the biggest question you’re undecided on is rose gold vs. yellow gold: which is better for yo...

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    The 4C’s: How to Select the Right Diamond

    One of the first questions you need to understand before purchasing a diamond is how they are characterised and evaluated - aka the 4Cs: how to se...

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    Average Carat Size for an Engagement Ring: Tips for Choosing the Perfect Size

    If you're about to join the 6.6 million married couples across Canada, there's a lot to be excited about. Before you can start planning your weddin...

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    The Best Diamond Cut for Sparkle

    Your obsession with diamonds is not a new phenomenon. Throughout history, the sparkle-cut diamond has been central to many significant events, wars...

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    Find Out What Finger to Wear an Engagement Ring

    Are you ready to pop the big question? Congratulations! But before you get down on one knee, there's a critical decision you need to make: What fin...

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    Expert Tips on How an Engagement Ring Should Fit

    How tight or loose should your engagement ring be? On your journey to finding the perfect engagement ring, one of the first questions couples wonde...

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    Understanding The Difference Between Engagement Rings & Wedding Rings

    Do you know the difference between engagement rings and wedding rings? Engagement rings are typically given by a person to their partner as a symbo...

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    How To Clean Your Diamond Engagement Ring Like a Pro

    Do you remember the day your significant other slipped your engagement ring on your finger? It probably had an unforgettable shimmer enhanced by th...

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    Why you should have a piece of emerald jewelry in your jewelry box...

    Whether you are looking for the perfect ring for your engagement, anniversary or as a gift to yourself or someone special, an emerald jewelry is a ...

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    How to pick the right sapphire engagement ring

    Need help picking out the right sapphire engagement ring.....read our latest blog....

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    Top 3 things to look for when buying a ruby ring:

    We've highlighted the top three things to consider before you select a ruby; read our blog to learn more.

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    How to Style Ruby Jewelry Outfits

    The right piece of jewelry can make an outfit complete. We all have that friend who has the most amazing outfit and jewelry combos, which makes the...

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    May Birthstone Custom Emerald Jewelry Gift Ideas

    Looking for May birthday gift ideas or treating yourself? May’s Birthstone is the Emerald, which is a stunning green precious gemstone that is highly sought after and makes the perfect gift. Learn about our custom jewelry creation process. 

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    Cost for Resizing Your Ring in Toronto

    Ring Resize Services in Toronto Common reasons for changes in ring size Life changes. Finger sizes change. People often need to get their rings res...

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    Jewelry Repair in Toronto

    Damaged or broken jewelry? Are you looking for somewhere to repair your jewelry? Are any of the gemstones or diamonds loose in your existing setting? We often have our fine jewelry in dire need of repair and have no idea where to go to get jewelry repaired by a reliable source. 

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