Ishy Jewellery & Gemmology is one of only three Accredited Appraisers in Atlantic Canada.

Serving metro Halifax, as well as the rest of the Maritime Provinces, Ishy Jewellery & Gemmology provides professional gemmological and jewellery services including jewellery appraisals and evaluations, diamond grading, gemstone evaluation and identification. These services are offered in our office, our partner jewellery stores or your home.

Since 2007, Ishy Jewellery & Gemmology has been providing efficient expertise to fine independent jewellery retailers, designer-goldsmiths, insurance companies, law firms, auction houses and individual clients. We provide professional while-you-wait and while-you-watch appraisal evaluations by appointment with documentation delivered in a timely manner. Please contact us to book your next appraisal appointment.

Ishy Jewellery & Gemmology is led by Chantel Gushue, GG-GIA, FCGmA, RMV. Chantel has over 20 years of experience in the Canadian jewellery industry. She is a trained metalsmith, gemmologist and appraiser and has industry experience in jewellery manufacturing, design and diamond brokerage. Most recently Chantel has worked as a faculty member in the Jewellery Department, Craft Division of NSCAD University, sharing her knowledge of jewellery processes and gemmology with undergraduate and graduate students.


FCGmA   Gemmologist, graduate and Fellow of the Canadian Gemmological Association

GG-GIA   Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America

GD-GIA   Graduate Diamonds, Gemological Institute of America

GCS-GIA   Graduate Colored Stones, Gemological Institute of America

GP-GIA   Graduate Pearls, Gemological Institute of America

RMV   Registered MasterValuer # 0033111159

AAP-CJA   Accredited Appraiser, Canadian Jewellers Association  

CJAGJ   Graduate Jeweller, Canadian Jewellers Association

Chantel Gushue and Ishy Jewellery & Gemmology are both members in good standing with many jewellery, gem and craft industry organizations. These associations require adherence to a strict code of ethics and maintenance of standards of professional practice.


Canadian Gemmological Association
Canadian Jewellers Association
Gemological Institute of America – Alumni Association
Nova Scotia Designer Crafts’ Council
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Visual Arts Nova Scotia